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Object number


Object type



Bacchic wine vat sarcophagus

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer


Was Fa 2 no.7
Bm 11 43.1 and 44.2 are catalogued together being drawings of the same sarcophagus

Other number

Fa 3 Palazzo no. 7


Content (description)

At the top at far left and right is a lion's head with a ring in its mouth. Beyond each head a slender vine with grapes grows up the field. Between the heads a bacchic procession moves right. A bearded Silenus on an ass with a bell round its neck leads the way, accompanied by a bearded male with a club in the background and a nude satyr with the remains of a staff and a cup in the foreground. A goat lies on the ground by the ass. After them comes Dionysus in a biga drawn by tigresses, accompanied by two draped maenads in the background. Beneath one of the tigresses is a bearded Silenus mask. On far right a satyr holds a great urn for a putto to drink from. The putto leans against a large bearded mask on the ground. The satyr straddles a lion, which lies on the ground to right and turns its head to a putto by its side. There is a basket on the ground between them

Content (object)



height (actual size): 385mm
width (actual size): 539mm


Campiglia Palazzo di Mattei No. 7
written in ink on the back of the drawing

Inscription description

B N 7 written in pencil on the front of the drawing, lower left

Materials & techniques note

black lead pencil on paper




History and association

Previous ownership


• RR (III ; 292.2)
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