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Object type



Sarcophagus: bacchic revels

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer


Was Fa 2 no. 46
Bm 7. 16,17,18,19 are catalogued together as all being drawings of the same sarcophagus.

Other number

Fa 3 no. 46 (Palazzo)


Content (description)

16 and 17: front. On left Panesse and a herm of Pan in front of a curtain hung between two trees. Next, Pan emerges from a building, to which an enclosure is attached on right. A palm tree is visible beyond it. A maenad or Panesse reclines on a skin-covered couch in the foreground, by an altar on which leans a flaming torch. In the centre drunken bearded Dionysus is supported by two satyrs and followed by another carrying a torch. A curtain hangs in the background. Two maenads on right, one carrying a thyrsus and cista, the other clashing cymbals, move into the background. A child with a torch stands at the foot of a tree, from which a curtain hangs to right. Over it peeps a bearded male holding a torch and a pedum at the antics of a Pan and Panesse in front of a Pan herm.
18: right end. Two satyrs, each carrying a torch, one bearded, one wearing a skin loin cloth, carry an infant in a vannus. In the background a curtain hangs from two trees, one at each edge of the relief.
19: left end. On right a maenad with a drape around her legs tends the fire which burns on an altar at the foot of a Pan herm on a pedestal. A satyr fastens a curtain to a tree on left; its other end is already attached to a tree on right.

Content (object)



height (actual size): 475mm
width (actual size): 746mm


Ciferri Palazzo Farnese no. 46 written in ink on the back

Inscription description

D. no. 46 written in pencil on the front of the drawing lower left.

Materials & techniques note

red chalk on paper





History and association

Previous ownership


• Matz (III no. 176)
image 146908
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