Home  / ECL-Bm.7:25-2012



Object number


Object type



Sarcophagus: bacchic thiasos procession

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer


Bm 7. 25, 26, 27, 28 are catalogued together as drawings of the same sarcophagus
Was Fa 2. no. 32

Other number

Fa 3 no. 32 (Palazzo)


Content (description)

25 and 26: front. From left male and female centaurs, the former carrying a lyre and with a putto on his back holding the reins, draw a carriage to right, in it stands drunken Dionysus, half-draped, supported by a satyr. In the centre two maenads play pipes and tympanum and dance with Pan round a cista from which a snake emerges. On right, two satyrs gesticulate over Silenus, who lies drunk on a carriage driven by Pan. The mules have collapsed under the strain; a satyr far right, tries to drag one to its feet by its ears. In the background a satyr carries a bull upside-down on one shoulder.
27: short side. A maenad dances to left and plays the tympanum, her drapery billowing and exposing her body. A satyr dances on right, a skin draped behind his body. On left is a pine tree.
28: short side. A half-draped female reclines on high rocks on right. A winged putto holding a garland flies towards her, leading a satyr from left. A curtain hangs in the background.

Content (object)



height (actual size): 502mm
width (actual size): 778mm


Ciferri 3. Sepoloro antico con basso rilievo di Bacco e Sileno. Palazzo Farnese written in ink on the back of the drawing
A written in red chalk on the back of the drawing.
25 written in pencil on the back of the drawing.

Materials & techniques note

red chalk on paper





History and association

Previous ownership


• Matz (II no. 106)
image 74536
image 146922
image 146921
Prev image
Next image
image ECL-Bm.7_25-2012 image ECL-Bm.7_25-2012-B image ECL-Bm.7_25-2012-A
Further information and resources

Can't find what you are looking for?

Digital resources

Terms and conditions

Powered by CollectionsIndex+ Collections Online