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Translating Homer

Troy Legend
wool and silk
Gift of the Baroness Maud Ledyard von Ketteler
Troy Legend
wool and silk
Gift of the Baroness Maud Ledyard von Ketteler
Marco Dente
Entellus and Dares
1520 - 1525
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
A powerfully muscled nude man sits astride a fearsome sea creature. He grasps an oar in his left hand and the beast's reins in his right, while a cloth billows out behind him. A variety of humanoid creatures frolic in the seascape in the background.
Hendrick Goltzius
Oceanus (from a Series of 6 Mythological Figures)
1589 - 1590
chiaroscuro woodcut | laid paper
Museum Purchase
Willem Mieris
Paris and Oenone
1682 - 1747
graphite | parchment
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. H.S. Schaeffer
Eugène Delacroix
Lycurgus Consulting the Pythia
1835 - 1845
oil | canvas
Museum Purchase
A group of armed men struggles in a landscape while a helmeted female figure hovers on a cloud above them and points to a distant city that lies across an expanse of water. A man at the left with a green cuirass and cloth knotted about his waist and neck stands apart from the combatants and looks up toward the gesturing woman. Behind him appears a row of sword-wielding men locked in combat, with several casualties lying at their feet. On a hillock in the background a pair of oxen, an orange-gold colored sheep, and a winged dragon may be discerned.

Jason Sowing the Dragon's Teeth
1557 - 1600
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica) with underglaze painting
Gift of Dr. Cecile L. Fusfeld
Theodoros Stamos
Delphic Sun Box
1965 - 1967
sreenprint | paper
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
In dark turbulent waters under a stormy sky four nude sea nymphs support the body of a long-haired man between them on a white shroud. The face of a man with kelp in his hair appears between two of the nymphs.  On the right a bearded man with a trident in his right hand rides in a chariot fashioned from a seashell and pulled by two fished-tailed horses or hippocampi. Just visible in the distance behind the back of the rightmost nymph, a lofty tower rises above the waves.
Giulio Carpioni
The Death of Leander
1650 - 1660
oil | canvas
Museum Purchase
This photograph depicts a temple situated on a steep mountainside. The man-made structure appears on the left side, which is illuminated, while the cliff on the right is cast in shadow.
Mary Peck
Temple of Apollo
1979 - 1982
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David C. Ruttenberg through the courtesy of the Ruttenberg Arts Foundation
Oskar Kokoschka
The Dog Argos Recognizes Ulysses (Plate 29 from The Odyssey)
1963 - 1965
lithograph | paper
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet
Oskar Kokoschka
Penelopias Anklage (pl. 27 from 'The Odyssey')
1963 - 1965
lithograph | white paper
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet

Visual adaptations of the tales of Homer


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American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

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