T17.4 HERAKLES & HELIOS THE SUN
Museum Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Taranto, Italy
Catalogue Number: Taranto 7029
Beazley Archive Number: 330674
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Theseus Painter
Date: ca 500 BC
Herakles sits on the banks of the River Okeanos shooting arrows at the sun-god Helios. The god is crowned with the aureole of the sun and drives a chariot drawn by winged horses which is in the process of setting into the waters of Okeanos. A pair of Herakles'arrows protrude from the chariot shield.