Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
FlorencePalazzo Portinari-SalviatiCortile
LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Cycles1574-1575 - Florence, Palazzo Portinari-Salviati (Alessandro Allori)
HomerOdyssey Book IX: Ulysses recounts his adventures (Cicones, Lotophages, Polyphemus)vv. 371-394: Ulysses and his comrades blind Polyphemus
HomerOdyssey Book IX: Ulysses recounts 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 V: Ulysses leaves Calypso, is shipwrecked and washed ashore the islands of the Phaeaciansvv. 43-149: Mercury is sent to Ortygia and commands Calypso to release Ulysses
Further details
In this view, the escape from Polyphemus's cave is on the left, the blinding of Polyphemus in the centre, and Mercury before Calypso on the right
ARTIST/CREATOR
Allori, Alessandro (Allori del Bronzino) (1535-1607)
DATE
1574 - 1575
LOCATION
Florence, Palazzo Portinari-Salviati
Contact
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