T17.4 HELIUS & HERACLES
|Museum Collection||National Archaeological Museum of Taranto|
|Catalogue No.||Taranto 7029|
|Beazley Archive No.||330674|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Theseus Painter|
|Date||ca 500 B.C.|
Heracles, seated on the banks of the River Oceanus, shoots arrows at the sun-god Helius. The god is crowned with the aureole of the sun and drives a chariot drawn by a pair of winged horses. A pair of arrows protrude from the chariot. The hero wears a lion-skin cape and holds a club and bow.