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Title
Ulysses passing the sirens
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Book illustrations -- Homer -- Odyssey

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: 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
Genres
Art reproductions
Notes
Source note: From Greek vase paintings. (London Unwin 1894) Harrison, Jane Ellen (1850-1928), Author.
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
Line photoengravings
Extent: 22 x 30 cm
Foxing on image.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): eaeba4f0-c5bd-012f-67af-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1894: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: 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

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ulysses passing the sirens" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 13, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-2fea-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: 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