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Object number


Object type



Funerary altar

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer


Was Fa 2 no. 22
Bm 11 107,108,109 are catalogued together being different aspects of the same altar

Other number

Fa 3 Villa no. 22


Content (description)

107: front. A garland of fruit and leaves hangs from the horns of Ammon heads at the top corners; fillets are tied in a bow at the top of the heads. An eagle perches on the garland, holding a snake in its beak. Sphinxes sit on projecting rocks at the bottom corners. At bottom centre, below the sphinxes' rocks, a dog lies to left facing an overturned urn from which flows liquid. At top centre is a panel with the inscription: DIIS MANIBUS/ TICIAUDIIQVIR/ ALEXANDRI/ PHILOSOPHI STOICI/ BACCHYLUSET/ AMBROTUSLIB/PATRONO/BENEMERENTI.
108: left side. A garland of leaves hangs from an Ammon head at the front and from a ram's head at the back. Over the garland two birds fly down to feed three fledglings, one holding an insect. Over them is a jug. At the bottom corners sit a sphinx (on the front) and a large bird (at the back)
109: right side. As the left side, but with a patera in place of the jug.

Content (object)



height (actual size): 396mm
width (actual size): 258mm


Campiglia Villa Mattei No. 22 written in ink on the back of the drawing

Inscription description

N. 22 written in pencil on the front of the drawing lower left and B written in pencil lower right

Materials & techniques note

black lead pencil on paper




History and association

Previous ownership

image 147489
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