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Ulysses passing the sirens.

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1621548

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Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Book illustrations -- Homer -- Odyssey

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON BOOK-Hom-O
Topics
Homer. Odyssey
Physical restraints
Wings (Anatomy)
Sirens (Mythology)
Temptation
Odysseus (Greek mythology)
Boats -- Greek -- To 499
Galleys (Ships) -- Greece -- To 499
Notes
Source note : From

Content: Odysseus enjoys the enchanting song of the sirens, but resists their fatal lure by filling his crew's ears with wax and lashing himself to the mast of their ship. As a result, one of the bird-shaped beings casts herself from her perch in despair. Attic red-figure stamnos, ca. 5th century B.C.E. Cf. image ID 1621549.
Physical Description
Form: Line photoengravings ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Note: Foxing on image.
Extent: 1 print : b ; 22 x 30 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: eaeba4f0-c5bd-012f-67af-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1894: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ulysses passing the sirens." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-2fea-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ulysses passing the sirens." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 29, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-2fea-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1894). Ulysses passing the sirens. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-2fea-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Ulysses passing the sirens.