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Cyclops Polyphemus blinded by Odysseus | Greek vase, Athenian black figure oinochoe

L8.1 ODYSSEUS & POLYPHEMOS

Private Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue Number: Louvre F342
Beazley Archive Number: 303347
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Oinochoe
Painter: Attributed to the Theseus Painter
Date: ca 510 - 490 BC
Period: Late Archaic

SUMMARY

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.

ARTICLESPolyphemos

 
 
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