P11.6 HERACLES & NEREUS OR ACHELOUS
|Museum Collection||The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu|
|Catalogue No.||Malibu 87.AE.22|
|Beazley Archive No.||28084|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter||Manner of the Lysippides Painter|
|Date||ca 520 B.C.|
Heracles wrestles a fish-tailed god--either Nereus, the old man of the sea, or the river Achelous. The deity has the head, arms and chest of a man with the serpentine tail of a fish. The hero stands astride his fish tail with arms locked around his chest.