L8.1 ODYSSEUS & POLYPHEMOS
Private Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue Number: Louvre F342
Beazley Archive Number: 303347
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Theseus Painter
Date: ca 510 - 490 BC
Period: Late Archaic
Odysseus and his men drive a burning stake into the eye of the giant Polyphemos. The Kyklops is shown in sleeping repose, with a club resting by his elbow. One of Odysseus' men hardens the edge of the stake in the flames of the fire (a story-board element in this picture).
NOTEThis image is a montage of several photos of the vase.