Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Cycles1450 (circa) - Cracow, Wawel, Cassone (formerly Vienna, Lanckoronski collection, Apollonio di Giovanni)
HomerOdyssey Book IX: Ulysses recounts his adventures (Cicones, Lotophages, Polyphemus)vv. 177-195 Ulysses lands on the island of the Cyclopes
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 IX: Ulysses recounts his adventures (Cicones, Lotophages, Polyphemus)vv. 287-294 (also Ovid, Metamorphoses, XIV, 205-212): Polyphemus devours two comrades of Ulysses
HomerOdyssey Book IX: Ulysses recounts his adventures (Cicones, Lotophages, Polyphemus)vv. 345-361: Ulysses makes Polyphemus drunken
Further details
first panel, left half
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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