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Circe, Ulysses [Odysseus] and Mercury [Hermes]. Etching by P. Aquila after Annibale Carracci.

  • Carracci, Annibale, 1560-1609
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Imagines farnesiani cubiculi
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Painting in the Camerino Farnese, Palazzo Farnese, Rome. In Homer's "Odyssey" (Book 10), Odysseus and his companions land on Circe's island. Circe was a witch, who gave travellers a magic potion which turn them into animals. Some of Odysseus's companions fell into this trap, but not Odysseus who had been forewarned by Hermes

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1 print : etching

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Wellcome Library no. 11481i

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