T17.4 HELIUS & HERACLES
|National Archaeological Museum of Taranto
|Beazley Archive No.
|Attic Black Figure
|Attributed to the Theseus Painter
|ca 500 B.C.
Heracles, seated on the banks of the River Oceanus, shoots arrows at the sun-god Helius. The god is crowned with the aureole of the sun and drives a chariot drawn by a pair of winged horses. A pair of arrows protrude from the chariot. The hero wears a lion-skin cape and holds a club and bow.