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Ulysses in the Cave of Polyphemus
  • Jacob Jordaens the elder
    1593–1678
    born: Antwerp, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium) ; died: Antwerp, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
  • Ulysses in the Cave of Polyphemus, circa 1635–1640
  • Where object was made: Belgium
  • oil on paper mounted on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 55.2 x 78.1 cm
    Canvas/Support: 21 3/4 x 30 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Patrons and Benefactors Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1970.0009
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Large, partially nude figure on the left side, standing with a stick. In the center and right are a group of men standing and kneeling by sheep. There are two cows in the right background.