Fragment of the tapestry of the Ulysses story suite.
Wool and silk tapestry was executed in the workshop of Amiens and was probably woven in the first third of the 17th century.
The subject of this tapestry is mainly centered on the events related to the meeting of the hero and the sorceress. The artist referred partly to the text of the Odyssey by Homer and partly to the text of the Metamorphosis by Ovid.
Circe touches Ulysses with her magic wand so that he becomes a swine like his companions (two swines on the left). Thanks to the counter poison provided by Hermes the enchantment has no effect.
Circe, having been unable to achieve her goals, grants Ulysses a sentimental walk in her gardens. They will be followed by the god of love.