L8.1 POLYPHEMUS & ODYSSEUS
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Louvre F342|
|Beazley Archive No.||303347|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Theseus Painter|
|Date||ca 510 - 490 B.C.|
Odysseus and his men drive a burning stake into the eye of the Cyclops Polyphemus. The giant reclines asleep with a club held in the crook of his arm. On the far right Odysseus hardens the edge of the stake in the flames of a fire--a rare story-board element.
This image is a montage of several photos of the vase.