Terracotta neck-amphora (jar). Archaic. ca. 510 B.C. Greek, Attic. Herakles, Deianeira, and Nessos.The scene on the obverse was popular beginning in the seventh century B.C. According to myth, the centaur Nessos attacked Deianeira and Herakles rescued her, shooting the beast with an arrow poisoned with the Hydra's blood. But on this particular vase and on most illustrated depictions of this myth, Herakles attacks Nessos with his sword.