Terracotta plaque

Greek, Melian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Odysseus returning to Penelope

After years of trial and adventure—recounted in Homer's Odyssey—Odysseus returned to his native Ithaka. He found his wife, Penelope, harassed by suitors who had taken over his palace and were consuming his wealth. Odysseus made his entrance looking like a beggar. Here he is shown approaching the disconsolate Penelope, as the faithful members of his household—his father, Laertes, his son, Telemachos, and the swineherd Eumaios—look on.

#1028. Overview: Terracotta Plaques, Part 1



  1. 1028. Overview: Terracotta Plaques, Part 1
  2. 1451. Overview: Terracotta Plaques, Part 2
Terracotta plaque, Terracotta, Greek, Melian

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