Penelope Writing a Letter to Ulysses

(Posted for discussion on H-Costume; 12 Oct 1998)

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Detail from the image of Penelope sending a letter to Ulysses, drawn from the Medieval Women calendar. The portion of the image not shown depicts Penelope seated at a table actually writing the letter. It is not indicated whether this image is drawn from a larger image, although it looks as if it might be. The citation from the calendar for this image is:
Ovid. les Epitres Elegiaques. MS Fr. 873, fol 1; French, 1496. Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.