Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Literature, Classical, Mythology, and the Arts

Date: 1866-1867

Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 5.83 in (14.80 cm)
  • Height: 5.08 in (12.90 cm)

Maker: Bishops Waltham Pottery

Maker's Mark:

Printed

Description:

Unglazed terracotta earthenware vase printed with "Ulysses on the hearth presenting himself to Alcinous and Arete" from Homer's Odyssey. Ulysses is the Latin version of the Greek name Odysseus.

The Bishops Waltham Clay Company Ltd. exhibited pottery, terracotta and ornamental bricks at the 1867 Paris International Exhibition.

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