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
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, at the left several episodes of Ulysses's encounter with Polyphemus, at the right several episodes of the adventures with Circe, at the very right supposedly Scylla and Charybdis
ARTIST/CREATOR
Apollonio di Giovanni (Dido Master, born 1415 or 1417, died 1465) (follower)
DATE
mid 15th century
LOCATION
Cracow, Zamek Królewski na Wawelu, Panstwowe Zbiory Sztuki
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
1
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Hamburg stamp (Bibliothek Warburg)
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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