Description This figure, part man and part pig, is one of Odysseus' companions, who were turned into swine by the sorceress Circe in the epic poem "The Odyssey." The shape of the plaques under the feet suggests that the creature was made to be attached to a curved surface, such as the cover of a small bronze vessel.
|11/08/1990||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
|6/01/1995||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
|5/19/1998||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
- The Odyssey and Ancient Art. Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 1991-1992.
- Ulisse: Il mito e la memoria (Ulysses: The Myth and Memory). Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome. 1996.
- Ulysses, Myth and Memory. Haus der Kunst, Munich. 1999-2000.
- Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego; Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), New York. 2009-2011.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1906, by purchase [said to be from the Peloponnese]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1906
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