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Heracles wrestling Nereus, the old man of the sea | Greek vase, Athenian black figure kylix

P11.6 HERAKLES & NEREUS

Museum Collection: The J Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, USA
Catalogue No.: Malibu 87.AE.22
Beazley Archive No.: 28084
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Zone cup
Painter: Manner of the Lysippides Painter
Date: ca 520 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Herakles wrestles Nereus, the old man of the sea. The god is depicted with a serpentine fish-tail. Herakles stands astride his fish tail with his arms locked around the god's chest. The wrestled god may also be Akheloios, who is often shown with a similar form.

ARTICLESNereus, Akheloios

 
 
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