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Odysseus escaping the cave of Polyphemus | Greek vase, Athenian black figure oinochoe

L8.6 ODYSSEUS & POLYPHEMOS

Museum Collection: British Museum, London, UK
Catalogue No.: 1894.11-1.289
Beazley Archive No.: 305619
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Oinochoe
Painter: Attributed to the Group of Athena Painter
Date: ca 500 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Odysseus escapes the cave of Polyphemos by hanging to the underside of a ram. The blinded Kyklops reclines before the entrance of his cave, releasing the flock.

ARTICLESPolyphemos

 
 
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