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Blinding of the Cyclops Polyphemus | Greek vase, lucanian red figure calyx krater

L8.2 ODYSSEUS & POLYPHEMOS

Museum Collection: British Museum, London, UK
Catalogue Number: London 1947.7-14.18
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Lucanian Red Figure
Shape: Calyx krater
Painter: Name vase of the Cyclops Painter
Date: ca 410 - 400 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Odysseus and his men prepare to drive a stake (here the size of a tree trunk) into the eye of the Kyklops Polyphemos. The giant reclines in sleep, with a drinking cup by his arm.

ARTICLESPolyphemos

 
 
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