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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): 38.9mm


Ciferri (2) 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.

Materials & techniques note

red chalk on paper





History and association

Previous ownership


• Matz (II no. 106)
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