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LITERATURE
Ancient
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, with the suitors bursting in
Philostratus of Lemnos Imagines, CyclesTranslation by Blaise de Vigenère, first published 1615
Philostratus of Lemnos Imagines, II, 28 (Webs)
Further details
Whereas Philostratos describes an image of spiders weaving webs and mentions Penelope only in the introduction, the woodcut only shows Penelope
ARTIST/CREATOR
Isaac, Jaspar de (died 1654)
DATE
1629
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Philostratus of LemnosLes images ou tableaux de platte peinture des deux Philostrates, sophistes grecs, et les Statues de Callistrate, tr. Blaise de Vigenère, Paris, 1629, p. 520
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