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ARCHITECTURE
France
FontainebleauChâteauGalerie d'Ulysse (destroyed)Compartment 13
LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Cycles16th century (Middle) - Fontainebleau, Galerie d'Ulysse (Primaticcio and Niccolò dell'Abate)Copies attributed to Primaticcio's workshop
HomerOdyssey Book XII: Ulysses recounts 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 XII: Ulysses recounts his adventures (Elpenor, Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, Cattle of Sol)vv. 235-260: Scylla devours six of Ulysses's companions
Further details
In this auction, three out of six known panels were sold.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Primaticcio, Francesco (1504-1570) (workshop)
DATE
mid 16th century - 2nd half 16th century
LOCATION
Paris, Nouveau Drouot (salle 5 et 6) (sold by Libert et Castor, lot 65)
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
26
Contact
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