P11.5 HERACLES, NEREUS & NEREIDS
|Museum Collection||National Archaeological Museum of Tarquinia|
|Catalogue No.||Tarquinia RC4194|
|Beazley Archive No.||397|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Shape||Kylix, Little Master Lip|
|Painter||Attributed to the Xenokles Group|
Heracles wrestles Nereus, the old man of the sea. The god has the head, arms and chest of a man with the serpentine tail of a fish in place of legs. Heracles stands astride his tail with arms locked around his chest. The pair are surrounded by fish and, in the outer circle, a ring of seventeen Nereid-nymphs.