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Odysseus on the raft, with Boreas the north wind | Greek vase, Athenian black figure skyphos

T28.5 ODYSSEUS & BOREAS

Museum Collection: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom
Catalogue Number: Oxford G249
Beazley Archive Number: 680002
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Skyphos
Painter: Attributed to Boeotian
Date: --
Period: --

ARTICLESBoreas

SUMMARY

Side A: Comical figure of Boreas, the north wind, blowing Odysseus across the sea on a raft made of amphorae. The hero holds a trident. The head of the wind god with bloated cheeks in the corner of the scene is also found in Roman era mosaics and post-classical maps.
Side B: (not shown) Odysseus threatens Kirke with a sword.

 
 
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