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Circe metamorphosing Odysseus' men | Greek vase, Athenian black figure lekythos

T35.3 KIRKE & ODYSSEUS' MEN

Museum Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Taranto, Italy
Catalogue Number: TBA
Beazley Archive Number: TBA
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Lekythos
Painter: Attributed to the Phannylis Painter
Date: ca 500 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

The witch Kirke transforms Odysseus' men into animals. They are shown partially transformed, with the heads and tails of beasts: a boar, lion and ass. The witch herself sits on a stool stirring her potion with a wand. She is surrounded by a sprouting vine.

NOTEThis image is a montage of several photos of the vase.

ARTICLESKirke

 
 
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