|Origin:||Found at the excavations in Tarquinia.|
From the most ancient times the epos of Homer found its reflection in the thematic of Greek vase-paining. The painters drew from Homer a rich material which became the foundation of plot compositions on Greek vessels. The plots, transferred from generation to generation, were easily amplified and changed by the will of painter. The ancient epos, the inexhaustible source of all the Greek culture, also inspired the monumental painting which in turn exerted influence upon the vase-painting. As the inscription testifies, Odysseus accompanied by two girls is depicted on the skyphos. Having returned home after long wanderings, dressed in tatters Odysseus had got ready for shooting arrow at the crowd of suitors seeking his wife Penelope’s hand in marriage.
|Credits:||© Photo, text: G.R. Maier. GOSUDARSTVENNYE MUZEI BERLINA. GDR. Albom.|
Per. s nem. E.I. Larionovoi i E.I. Marchenko. M.: “Izobrazitel’noe iskusstvo”, 1983, kat. No. 63.
Photographer G. Murza.
Keywords: clay red-figure red-figured skyphos Attic by the Penelope Painter Odysseus shooting a bow at the crowd of the suitors Ulixes Ulysses key pattern meander bow arrow bowman quiver tunic chiton girl woman