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Odysseus and the Sirens

ref. : en.836.2013 | 25 August 2013 | by Francis Leveque
peinture | Ier century AD
Pompei, Campanie ( Italie )
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In this fragment of a wall painting from Pompeii (now in the British Museum) Odysseus (Ulysses) is clearly shown bound to the mast of his ship so that he can hear the bewitching song of the Sirens (one of these half-bird/half-female figures is in the upper right-hand corner.