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Sarcophagus(?): discovery of Ariadne

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer


Bm 8. 24 and 25 are catalogued together as continuous drawings of the same image


Content (description)

Ariadne lies on the ground left of centre, in front of a bacchic procession which moves right; almost all of the figures in the procession look up to left as if at the approach of Dionysus. A winged putto and a maenad stand over her and point to her. The procession is headed by a young Pan and an old Pan who holds a drinking vessel to his lips as he moves along; a lion lies on the ground by their feet. They are followed by a figure playing crotola, a satyr wearing a loose drape, and a maenad with billowing drapery blowing a horn. Next, by Ariadne's head, stands a satyr with loose drapery, holding a cornucopia. Two females stand in the background behind the Ariadne group, then Pan dances along in front of two centaurs who blow horns.

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Content (note)

Villa Pamfilia


height (actual size): 413mm
width (actual size): 273 (double)mm


Campiglia Villa Pamfilia. Nella facciata d'avanti, a man dritta written in ink on the back of the drawing

Inscription description

A2 written in ink on the front of the drawing, lower left, truncated
Written in the album in which the drawings are held is No. 24 No. 25 1- A- 2

Materials & techniques note

black lead pencil on paper




History and association

Previous ownership


• Rossi
image 147069
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