Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Cycles1450 (circa) - Cracow, Wawel, Cassone (formerly Vienna, Lanckoronski collection, Apollonio di Giovanni)
HomerOdyssey Book X: Ulysses recounts his adventures (Aeolus, Laestrygonians, Circe)vv. 275-308 (also Ovid, Metamorphoses, XIV, 290-292): Mercury gives Ulysses the herb Moly
HomerOdyssey Book X: Ulysses recounts his adventures (Aeolus, Laestrygonians, Circe)vv. 208-232 (also Ovid, Metamorphoses, XIV, 254-273: Ulysses's companions see the tame beasts and are welcomed by Circe
HomerOdyssey Book X: Ulysses recounts his adventures (Aeolus, Laestrygonians, Circe)vv. 371-387: Before eating a meal, Ulysses asks Circe to return his companions to the human form
HomerOdyssey Book XII: Ulysses recounts his adventures (Elpenor, Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, Cattle of Sol)vv. 235-260: Scylla devours six of Ulysses's companions
Further details
First panel, right half: Ulysses's companions welcomed by Circe, Ulysses and Mercury, then a meal (perhaps the meal during which Circe tried to bewitch Ulysses); Schubring claims that Scylla and Charybdis appear at the right
ARTIST/CREATOR
Apollonio di Giovanni (Dido Master, born 1415 or 1417, died 1465) (workshop)
DATE
mid 15th century
LOCATION
Cracow, Zamek Królewski na Wawelu, Panstwowe Zbiory Sztuki (formerly Vienna, collection Count Lanckoronski)
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
1
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Paul Schubring, Cassoni, Truhen und Truhenbilder der italienischen Frührenaissance, Supplement, Leipzig 1923, pp. 275-276, nos. 245-252; Ellen Callmann, Apollonio di Giovanni, Oxford 1974, p. 67, no. 34
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