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Object type



Relief: sacrifice of sow by Aeneas

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer


Was Fa 2 no. 16
Bm 10. 80 and 81 are catalogued together being continuous drawings of the same relief

Other number

Fa 3 no. 16


Content (description)

At each side of the relief is a panel, in which leafy cable surrounds a staff topped by a vase (?). In the centre, Aeneas, bearded and wearing a cuirass, with his head covered, stands to right to pour a libation at a blazing altar, while he draws out his sword with his left hand. He is followed by a youth in a tunic carrying a jug. On right behind the altar a youth points to a bearded man, who is opening an incense box. In the foreground before the altar a small bearded figure holds a knife ready at the sow's back. On right on a rock mound sits a female to right, but looking to the centre, one breast bare, a wreath on her head and holding a staff. Two draped men stand in the background to left of her, watching the sacrifice. On left sits a female to right, one breast bare, a diadem on her head and a Gorgon shield on the ground by her side. By her feet stands a boy, wearing Phyrgian cap- Ascanius. In the background stands a youth with his back turned to the viewer, and a bearded old man watching the sacrifice.

Content (object)



height (actual size): 424mm
width (actual size): 636mm


Campiglia Galleria di S.A.R. No.16 written in ink on the back of the drawing

Materials & techniques note

black lead pencil on paper




History and association

Previous ownership


• Galinsky (Aeneas, Sicily and Rome 1969 fig 21)
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