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Sarcophagus(?): life and apotheosis of child (?)

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer


Bm 8. 38, 39, 40 are catalogued together being drawings of the same sarcophagus


Content (description)

38: on left the child stands on a footstool at the knee of a seated draped female, supported by a nurse who bends over him. In the background stands a pillar, surmounted by the hind legs of an animal. A curtain is draped in the background. On right four draped females stand in a row, watching; their leader turns towards them and points upwards. Two of them carry rolls, the fourth holds a rod and points to right.
39: By the foot of the fourth female is a wheel, which rests against the stool of a female who sits nursing the child on her lap. A woman in the background looks right to where the child, now older, stands, wearing the toga and holding a roll; a nude youth on left leans on his shoulder. They both look right to a bearded old male, who sits on the back of a chariot drawn to right by a horse. A bearded old male stands in the background and gestures as the boy is carried away on the back of an eagle. There is a large bearded head with gaping mouth in the background.
40: beneath the horse far right reclines a half-draped female wearing a garland. A youth holding his cloak over his left arm strides to right, turning his back to the viewer as he turns to look to left; he is cut by the border.

Content (object)


Content (note)

Villa Pamfilia


height (actual size): 418mm
width (actual size): 557mm


Campiglia Villa Pamfilia nella facciata o sia testata a levante written in ink on the back of the drawing

Inscription description

A 3 written in pencil on the front of the drawing top left
1 A written in ink on the front of the drawing lower right, truncated
Written in the album in which the drawings are held is No 38 1 A 2

Materials & techniques note

black lead pencil on paper




History and association

Previous ownership


• Rossi
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