♦ British Museum B103.19: Klazomenian black-figure fragment from Naukratis with five rowers in a boat and wing on upper left (= Odysseus’ men and a Seiren?)
♦ Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, 01.8100: Late Corinthian aryballos, Odysseus bound to mast sailing past three Seirenes on rock; two large birds hover over Odysseus’ ship with its helmeted rowers; beyond Seirenes on the right, structure that may be palace of Kirke
E. Pfuhl, Malerei und Zeichnung der Griechen vol. 3 (1923) pl. 40 fig. 173
Digital LIMC (no photo)
♦ New York, Callimanopoulos Collection (ex Stockholm, Medelhavsmuseum): Attic black-figure oinochoe with three Seirenes on rock, one playing pipes and one lyre; ship with Odysseus tied to mast
♦ Athens, National Museum 1130: Attic black-figure white-ground lekythos with Odysseus tied to mast (in form of column), flanked on each side by water and leaping dolphin; on far left, Seiren on rock playing lyre, and on far right, Seiren on rock playing double flute
♦ London, British Museum E440: Attic red-figure stamnos with Seiren on rock flanking scene on each side; in middle, Odysseus tied to mast of ship as his men row over the sea to left, directed by a steersman; in front of Odysseus, Seiren dives to her death
Monumenti inediti pubblicati dall’Instituto di corrispondenza archeologica 1 (1829-1833) pl. 8
♦ From excavation at Aetos, Ithaca: handle of Corinthian Late Geometric oinochoe with helmeted Odysseus displaying moly to frightened Kirke?
♦ Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 99.519: Attic black-figure cup with nude Kirke (her flesh painted white) in the center, offering her potion cup to one of Odysseus’ men, while a dog looks on; behind him, three of Odysseus’ transformed men with human bodies and heads of a dog, a panther and a goat; behind Kirke, three more of Odysseus’ transformed men with heads of a horse, a rooster and a lion; on far left, Odysseus approaches with sword drawn; behind him, a draped male who may be Eurylochos
♦ Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 99.518: Attic black-figure cup by Boston Polyphemos Painter, with (on side A) nude Kirke in center (her flesh painted white) stirring her potion in a cup she has just received from one of Odysseus’ men, whose head has already been transformed into that of boar; a dog looks on; behind the boar-headed man, two more transformed men with a sheep’s and a dog’s head and animal forelegs in place of arms; on far right, a fleeing Eurylochos; behind Kirke, another transformed man with head and forelegs of a boar; behind him, Odysseus approaches, while drawing his sword; on far left, a lion-headed man flees. For side B of this cup, see Gantz page 708.
♦ New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art 41.83: Attic red-figure calyx krater with (in upper zone) Odysseus in center, leaping up from chair with sword drawn, in pursuit of Kirke; in the air, Kirke’s falling potion cup and stirring rod; on the right, Kirke fleeing in terror; behind Odysseus, a transformed man with boar head and tail; behind him, a second transformed man with mule head and tail
♦ Paestum, Museo Nazionale Archeologico: metope from the Heraion alla Foce del Sele, with man astride a large turtle as he looks upward or outward; he has been identified as Odysseus moving away from Charybdis (not shown) or as Tantalos looking up at fruit he can never reach (not shown)
Artistic sources edited by Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, September 2022
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