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P11.6 HERACLES & NEREUS OR ACHELOUS

Heracles & Nereus | Attic black figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu
Catalogue No. Malibu 87.AE.22
Beazley Archive No. 28084
Ware Attic Black Figure
Shape Cup, Zone
Painter Manner of the Lysippides Painter
Date ca 520 B.C.
Period Archaic

DESCRIPTION

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.

ARTICLES

Nereus, Achelous