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LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Cycles15th century - miscellaneous Cassoni
HomerOdyssey Book IX: Ulysses reports his adventures (Cicones, Lotophages, Polyphemus)vv. 371-394: Ulysses and his comrades blind Polyphemus
HomerOdyssey Book IX: Ulysses reports his adventures (Cicones, Lotophages, Polyphemus)vv. 415-461: Ulysses and his comrades bind themselves at the belly of Polyphemus's sheep and so escape
HomerOdyssey Book IX: Ulysses reports his adventures (Cicones, Lotophages, Polyphemus)vv. 287-294 (also Ovid, Metamorphoses, XIV, 205-212): Polyphemus devours two comrades of Ulysses
HomerOdyssey Book IX: Ulysses reports his adventures (Cicones, Lotophages, Polyphemus)vv. 345-361: Ulysses makes Polyphemus drunken
HomerOdyssey Scenes without a clear textual sourcePenelope weaving or undoing the shroud of Laertes (referred to in Book IV, vv. 94-109, and Book XIX, vv. 137-154)Penelope weaving alone
HomerOdyssey Book XII: Ulysses reports his adventures (Elpenor, Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, Cattle of Sol)vv. 181-191: Ulysses (bound to the mast) and his companions (with their ears stuffed) pass the Sirens
HomerOdyssey Book V: Ulysses leaves Calypso, is shipwrecked and washed ashore the islands of the Phaeaciansvv. 43-149: Mercury is sent to Ortygia and commands Calypso to release Ulysses
HomerOdyssey Book V: Ulysses leaves Calypso, is shipwrecked and washed ashore the islands of the Phaeaciansvv. 243-261: With Calypso's help Ulysses builds a raft
HomerOdyssey Book V: Ulysses leaves Calypso, is shipwrecked and washed ashore the islands of the Phaeaciansvv. 333-351: Leucothea gives Ulysses her veil to protect him in the shipwreck
HomerOdyssey Book XVII: Ulysses, disguised as beggar, returns to his palacevv. 291-327: Ulysses is recognised by his dog Argos who dies for joy
HomerOdyssey Book XIX: Ulysses speaks incognito with Penelope and is recognised by Eurycleavv. 386-394, 467-505: Euryclea washes Ulysses's feet, recognises him by his scar, and promises to keep his secret
HomerOdyssey Book XVIII: Ulysses, still disguised as beggar, defeats Irusvv. 95-100: Ulysses beats Irus in a fistfight arranged by the suitors
HomerOdyssey Book VI: Nausicaa finds the shipwrecked Ulyssesvv. 316-320: Nausicaa returns with Ulysses to the city of the Phaeacians
HomerOdyssey Book VI: Nausicaa finds the shipwrecked Ulyssesvv. 135-210: Ulysses meets Nausicaa
HomerOdyssey Book VIII: Ulysses is honoured with a feast by the Phaeaciansvv. 521-532: Ulysses is moved to tears by Demodocus singing about the conquest of Troy
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Apollonio di Giovanni (Dido Master, born 1415 or 1417, died 1465)
DATE
circa 1435 - 1445
LOCATION
Chicago, Art Institute (inv. 1933.1006; about 1911 Munich, Julius Böhler)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Hamburg stamp (Bibliothek Warburg) (Schlagwort Cassone trojan. Sagenkreis, Odyssee, Nr. 11319)
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Paul Schubring, Cassoni, Truhen und Truhenbilder der italienischen Frührenaissance, Supplement, Leipzig 1923, pp. 276, no. 253; Ellen Callmann, Apollonio di Giovanni, Oxford 1974, p. 53, no. 3
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