3698 – Companions of Ulyssess turned to Swine by Circe

Physical description:
Print
Museum classification:
Images of Witchcraft
Size:
24 x 18 cm
Information:

From Banier's Les metamorphoses d´Ovide.  Main image shows Circe, an enchantress and witch of antiquity, turning the crew of Ulysses into pigs.  Homer and Ovid tell the story of her feeding Ulysses' crew a potion and then turning them into swine by touching their hair with her wand.

 

Resource:
Print
Materials:
Paper, ink
Copyright ownership:
MWM