O20.4 HERACLES & ACHELOUS
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London 1839,0214.70|
|Beazley Archive No.||200437|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to Oltos|
|Date||ca. 530 - 500 B.C.|
Herakles wrestles the river-god Achelous grasping him by the horn. The aquatic deity has the head, arms and breast of a man with a coiling fish-tail in place of a lower torso and legs. He is crowned with a bull's horn and has the pug-nose and animal-ears of a Satyr.