Attic black-figured amphora

From Athens. 620–610 BC.
ΝΑΜ, Α1002

On the neck, Heracles is depicted fighting the centaur Nessos. On the main body, the predominant scene involves the chase of Perseus, great grandfather of Heracles, by the two Gorgons in an effort to revenge the decapitation of their sister, Medusa. The dolphins playing in the waves indicate that this chase took place over the sea.