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Nereus | Attic red figure vase painting
Museum Collection Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich
Catalogue No. Munich 8738
Beazley Archive No. 201980
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Stamnos
Painter Attributed to Berlin Painter
Date ca 500 - 450 B.C.
Period Late Archaic / Early Classical


Detail of Nereus from a painting depicting Peleus' capture of the Nereid Thetis. The god has the upper body of an elderly man and the tail of a serpentine fish in place of legs. He wears a chiton and holds a royal sceptre in one hand. A pair of Nereid-nymphs rush towards him with arms outstretched.


Nereus, Nereids