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Eurykleia washing Odysseus' feet, Attic red figure cup (side A), c. 440 BCE

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Here, Odysseus' old nurse Eurykleia recognizes his scar as she washes her master's foot. Eumaios on the right is offering Odysseus a gift. Odysseus wears a mantle, a traveler's cap and is carrying a basket on a stick over his shoulder.

Penelope and her loom are represented on the other side of the cup. See image below for details.


Museo Nazionale, Chiusi, Italy. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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