Thursday, 8 September 2011

Polyphemus in Switzerland

I have been sorting through some papers and came across a picture of this fine Roman comb showing the blinding of Polyphemus and possibly Meleager on the reverse. The comb was apparently part of a grave group that contained other ivory objects, a glass phiale and an agate amphoriskos with silver adornment. 

The group surfaced in Switzerland.

Where was the grave found? What other objects were in the group?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Isn't it Odysseus' boar hunt, and Odysseus as beggar, on the other side ?

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