Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
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
PORTRAITS
Professions and trades
Musicians and composersBordoni, Faustina (singer, 1697-1781)
Further details
Medal commemorating the appearance of Faustina Bordoni, the 'New Siren' at the Teatro alla Pergola in Florence in 1723
ARTIST/CREATOR
Broccetti, Giuseppe (1648-1733)
DATE
1723
LOCATION
Glasgow, Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery (in. F. 9.3.2)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
V. Johnson, Medaglia 5, 10, 1995, p. 120, fig. 124, and p. 125, no. 12
Contact
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