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Ulysses passing the sirens.

Image ID: 1621548

Ulysses passing the sirens. (1894)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Ulysses passing the sirens.

Published Date

: 1894


: Lithographs

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 22 x 30 cm.


: 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.

Original Source

: From Greek vase paintings. (London Unwin 1894) Harrison, Jane Ellen (1850-1928), Author.


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Book illustrations -- Homer -- Odyssey

Source Description

: 1 folder (12 pictures) ; 1 oversize folder (1 picture)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 1621548

Record ID

: 1761665

Digital Item Published

: 5-14-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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