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LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Book X: Ulysses recounts his adventures (Aeolus, Laestrygonians, Circe)Circe with Ulysses's comrades, drinking the poisoned wine herself (significance unclear)
Further details
The composition seems to show Circe turning the companions of Ulysses into animals, but surprisingly she drinks the magic potion herself instead giving it to them
ARTIST/CREATOR
Bonasone, Giulio (born c1510, died after 1576) after Parmigianino (1503-1540)
DATE
2nd quarter 16th century - 3rd quarter 16th century
LOCATION
n/a
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Bartsch (XV.135.86)
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RELATIONS
British Museum
Contact
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