Great eyes

Mulligan's "great searching eyes" are the first of many that one becomes aware of in reading Ulysses. In this novel characters' eyes frequently convey information about their minds, and none more so than Mulligan's.

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A Roman statue of Athena (Minerva) from the 1st century CE, displayed in the Louvre mueum, Paris. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Oil painting by Jooce Garrett after a portrait by Augustus John, featured on the cover of Ulick O'Connor's biography.  Source: O'Connor, Oliver St John Gogarty.