Circe; John Williams Waterhouse Greetings Card

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a greetings card inspired by John William Waterhouse’s Circe offering the cup to Ulysses (1891).

This card forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

The card is printed in the UK and includes an envelope. The inside of the card is blank for your message, and the card and envelope are sealed with a removable paper sticker, avoiding the need for excess plastic packaging.

The print is based on a pre-Raphaelite oil painting of the ancient Greek demi-goddess Circe, sitting on a throne of lions, holding out a cup of poisoned wine. Behind her powerful form, a mirror shows the reflection of Odysseus (Ulysses) bowing before her.

Circe was the daughter of the sun god Helios, and lived alone on the island Aeaea where she became skilled in magic using plants and herbs. Homer’s Odyssey tells of Odysseus and his crew landing on her island, where Circe turns the men into pigs. Odysseus, known to be clever and quick-witted, escapes this punishment, and eventually Circe falls in love with him.

A gorgeous souvenir of the exhibition.

  • Product Code: CMCS74420
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: H16.2 x L11.4cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Card
  • Details: Includes envelope
  • Postage Weight: 0.01 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a greetings card inspired by John William Waterhouse’s Circe offering the cup to Ulysses (1891).

This card forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

The card is printed in the UK and includes an envelope. The inside of the card is blank for your message, and the card and envelope are sealed with a removable paper sticker, avoiding the need for excess plastic packaging.

The print is based on a pre-Raphaelite oil painting of the ancient Greek demi-goddess Circe, sitting on a throne of lions, holding out a cup of poisoned wine. Behind her powerful form, a mirror shows the reflection of Odysseus (Ulysses) bowing before her.

Circe was the daughter of the sun god Helios, and lived alone on the island Aeaea where she became skilled in magic using plants and herbs. Homer’s Odyssey tells of Odysseus and his crew landing on her island, where Circe turns the men into pigs. Odysseus, known to be clever and quick-witted, escapes this punishment, and eventually Circe falls in love with him.

A gorgeous souvenir of the exhibition.

  • Product Code: CMCS74420
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: H16.2 x L11.4cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Card
  • Details: Includes envelope
  • Postage Weight: 0.01 Kg
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