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GODS & MYTHS
Historia Troiana
The War of Troy Main episodes The departure of the Greeks
The Aftermath of the WarAjax the Lesser ShipwreckedRescued by Poseidon
LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Cycles16th century (early) - Panels by the Master of the Johnson Assumption of the Magdalen
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. 468-490: Ulysses, onboard of his ship, taunts Polyphemus who hurls the summit of the mountain at him
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 V: Ulysses leaves Calypso, is shipwrecked and washed ashore the islands of the Phaeaciansvv. 290-295: Neptune stirs up a storm
Further details
McKnight sees at the left side the punishment of Ajax the Lesser by Neptune - however, it could also show - in order of the narrative of the Odyssey - Ulysses being shipwrecked and saved by Leucothea
ARTIST/CREATOR
Master of the Johnson Assumption of the Magdalen (active early 16th century)
DATE
early 16th century
LOCATION
Poughkeepsie (N.Y.), Vassar College, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center (inv. 1917.1.3.a)
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
1
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Kate Denny McKnight, The Ulysses Panels by Piero di Cosimo at Vassar College, Art Bulletin 6,4 (1924), pp. 99-102
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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