(photo on external web page)
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LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Book XXII: Punishment of the suitors and unfaithful servantsUlysses kills the suitors (no particular moment depicted)
HomerOdyssey Book II: Telemachus's conflict with the suitors and departurevv. 94-105: Penelope is accused of having promised to marry when she has finished weaving the shroud of Laertes, but dissolving every night what she has woven during the day
Modern
Boccaccio, GiovanniDe claris mulieribus CyclesLondon, British Library, Royal 20 C V
Boccaccio, GiovanniDe claris mulieribus cap. 40: Penelope, Wife of Ulysses
SOCIAL LIFE
Professions and trades
Cloth, wool and leather workersWeaving
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Master of Boethius BnF fr. 12459
DATE
circa 1410
LOCATION
London, British Library → Royal 20 C V, fol. 61v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Boccaccio, GiovanniDes cleres et nobles femmes
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RELATIONS
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Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation. Images on external web-page, kindly provided by the British Library.
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