O14.5 HERACLES, NESSUS & DEIANIRA
|Museum Collection||Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York|
|Catalogue No.||New York 56.171.23|
|Beazley Archive No.||-|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Date||ca. 510 B.C.|
Heracles attacks the centaur Nessus who has abducted his bride Deianira. The hero wears a lion-skin cloak, quiver and sheath and wields a sword. Deianira rides side-saddle on the back of the beast with her arm outstretched towards her husband. The centaur has the upper body of a man (his face obscured behind the maiden) and the lower body of a horse. He brandishes a large rock.