P10.3 HERACLES WRESTLING TRITON
|Museum Collection||Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York|
|Catalogue No.||New York 23.160.1|
|Beazley Archive No.||-|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter||Attributed as related to the Antimenes Painter|
|Date||ca. 530 - 520 B.C.|
Heracles wrestles the sea-god Triton in the company of Nereus, the old man of the sea, and Doris or Amphitrite. The marine god has the tail of a fish in place of a lower torso and legs. The hero, wearing a lion-skin cape, grasps him by the chest with legs astride his tail. Nereus is depicted as a balding, white-haired old man holding a staff. The key figures in this scene are labelled on a similar vase from the same period (see image P10.1).