GREEK Art

By: Sadie Price-Elliott

This is a terracotta statuette of a ram. It represents the giant sheep that Odysseus tied his men to as they escaped from the man-eating Polyphemos in the cave. This scene is one of the most famous scenes.
A little papyrus piece that tells a passage from The Odyssey. It was likely written in the 700's BC. The passage describes when Odysseus freed his crew mates from a spell they had been put under by Circe.
An artifact with references directly to The Odyssey. The decoration depicts a part of Odysseus's journey. Odysseus holds a sword that he killed a ram with, and he is consulting with prophet Teiresias in the land of the dead. Cups like these were very popular in first century AD.
A piece telling a passage from The Odyssey. Scylla is a sea monster. The sirens and Scylla try to lure Odysseus' men to their death, but they plug their ears to make it out alive. On the left is lonely Scylla, watching the men while roaming the coast.
A neoclassical (classic greek cultural art) sculpture. Depicts the Goddess Circe as the "entrantress of the Odyssey". Homer described Circe as the "fair-tressed Goddess" which means the Goddess with braided hair.
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