Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Achelous
With other figures
Tiresias
Tiresias in the OdysseyUlysses summons the shade of Tiresias
LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Book XI: Ulysses recounts his adventures (Journey to the Underworld)vv. 23-36: Ulysses sacrifices a sheep and a ram
Further details
Ulysses (on the left) sacrificing a ram in the underworld to summon up the shade of Tiresias. On the lid: Achelous with two male figures holding snakes.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Etruscan
DATE
circa 300 BC
LOCATION
Orvieto, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo di Orvieto (Found at Torre San Severo)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
E. Galli, 'The Etruscan Sarcophagus of Torre San Severo in Orvieto', Art and Archaeology, VI, 5 (November 1917), pp.229-34
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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