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Peleus wrestling Thetis, with Nereus, Chiron & the Nereides | Greek vase, Athenian red figure volute krater

P12.1 WRESTLING OF THETIS

Museum Collection: The J Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, USA
Catalogue Number: Malibu 77.AE.11
Beazley Archive Number: 201704
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Volute krater
Painter: Attributed to the Kleophrades Painter
Date: ca 490 BC
Period: Late Archaic

SUMMARY

Side A: The Labours of Herakles (see other images)
Side B: Peleus wrestles the Nereis Thetis, hoping to win her in marriage. He is supported by the kentauros (centaur) Kheiron, who has advised him in the endeavour. The kentauros holds a branch, and is depicted clothed in a chiton with the foreparts of a man, including legs and feet, and hindquarters of a horse. The wrestling pair are surrounded by fleeing Nereides, who rush towards their parents, Nereus and Doris, standing at either end of the scene. Nereus is depicted as an old man seated on a stool with a gnarled staff in his hand.

ARTICLESThis image is a montage of several photos of the vase.

ARTICLES Thetis, Nereides, Nereus, Doris, Kheiron

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