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Object number


Object type



Funerary altar

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer


Sampson catalogue states that Fa 3 (was Fa 3) describes: 'urna piccola con bel basso rilievo'
Bm 11 113 and 114 are catalogued together being different aspects of the same altar

Other number

Fa 3 Villa no. 24


Content (description)

113: front. The front is surmounted by a tympanum flanked by two rosettes. In the tympanum are two busts. The body is divided into two, the upper part being slightly larger. In the upper part a man reclines on a high-sided couch, with a woman sitting on left by his feet. A three-legged table in the foreground holds a vase and two cups. The man and woman each hold a cup. A dog is seated under the couch on left. On right at the head of the couch is a palm tree and on far right stands a horse facing left. In the lower part is a panel bearing an inscription, flanked by two nude putti, the one on right holding a garland, the other carrying a palm branch and a basket of fruit on his shoulder. The inscription is as follows: DIS MANIBUS/ P VITELLI SUCCESSI/ VITELLIA CLEOPATRA/ UXORBTNEMERENTI/ FECIT.
114: side. A griffin sits to right.

Content (object)



height (actual size): 554mm
width (actual size): 407mm


Campiglia Villa Mattei No. 24 written in ink on the back of the drawing

Inscription description

N: 24 written in ink on the front of the drawing lower left
B written in ink on the front of the drawing lower right

Materials & techniques note

black lead pencil on paper




History and association

Previous ownership


• Altmann (no.259 fig. 154)
image 147507
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