Circe turns men into animals

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Circe bewitching a man, a red figure attic amphora of 5thC BC, from Nola

Circe, wearing a chiton and himation, with her hair gathered in a snood, is seated on a chair and holds in one hand the bowl with her magic potion, and in the other her wand.

A comrade of Odysseus has just drunk from the bowl, she has touched him with the wand and the transformation is taking place.

He is developing a swine's head and tail. She has ordered him to go to the sty and he is turning hurriedly away, striking his head with his hand in despair.