P12.1B NEREUS & NEREID NYMPH
|Museum Collection||The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu|
|Catalogue No.||Malibu 77.AE.11|
|Beazley Archive No.||201704|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Kleophrades Painter|
|Date||ca. 490 B.C.|
Detail of Nereus and a Nereid from a painting depicting Peleus wrestling Thetis.
Nereus, the old man of the sea, is depicted as an old, white-haired man seated on a stool and holding a gnarled staff resembling driftwood. A Nereid races towards him with arms outstretched. The sister behind her (partly shown) holds a fish.