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Object type



Sarcophagus: bacchic procession

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer


Bm 6. 25 and Bm 6. 26 are catalogued together as the two parts of the same sarcophagus
Fa 3 no. 59 (formerly Fa 2 no. 59)

Other number

Fa 3 no.59


Content (description)

On left a satyr and Pan play pipes while a child, holding a pedum and wearing bells on its chest, dances between them. A maenad with bared breast rides on the back of a goat, which springs to right over a snake and a fallen basket of fruit. There is a tree in the background to left. A bearded male who is also wearing bells on his chest, carries a sheep on his shoulder to right, holding a pedum in his right hand. In the centre, nude Dionysus holding grapes and a thyrsus and wearing a vine garland, reclines on the back of a panther to right over a snake and a fallen basket of grapes. A satyr with a skin slung over his shoulder folllows, holding the tiger's tail. Pan goes before, brandishing his pedum and holding up a tail (? of the skin he wears?) A maenad plays a tympanum. On right a nude satyr sets his hand on the head of a lion, which is sinking beneath the weight of Silenus, who reclines on its back. There is a tree to right in the background. On far right a maenad holds a thyrsus and dances by a round altar laden with fruit.

Content (object)


Content (note)

Bm 6. 25 and Bm 6. 26 are the same sarcophagus


height (actual size): 498mm
width (actual size): 777mm


Ciferri in aedibus Cardinalis Albani written in ink on the back

Inscription description

P. I written in pencil on front lower right

Materials & techniques note

red chalk on paper





History and association

Previous ownership


• Fuhrer (1328)
• Matz (III no. 162)
image 146830
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