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Sleep and Death Bear the Body of Sarpedon Away to Lycia

The body of Sarpedon carried through the sky by Sleep, with head turned away and lower body enveloped by a dark cloud, and Death, hidden under the cloth upon which they convey the dead man, overlooked by Apollo who hovers above his head; after a painting by Fuseli (Schiff 1190), illustration to Pope's translation of Homer's 'Iliad'; trimmed to image.  1806  Engraving

The body of Sarpedon carried through the sky by Sleep, with head turned away and lower body enveloped by a dark cloud, and Death, hidden under the cloth upon which they convey the dead man, overlooked by Apollo who hovers above his head; after a painting by Fuseli (Schiff 1190), illustration to Pope's translation of Homer's 'Iliad'; trimmed to image. 1806 Engraving

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