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Long relief made up of various pieces

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assigned by cataloguer


Bm 8. 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 are catalogued together being drawings of the same relief


Content (description)

56 and 57: Indian triumph of Dionysus. Dionysus stands in his chariot and is pulled to right by two elephants, on the backs of which sit youths; beneath the belly of the elephant in the foreground is a tiger. Dionysus is attended by two maenads, a satyr and a Victory, who holds a palm branch in the background. A putto rides on a lion in front of the elephants and in the background goes a maenad carrying a garland and a Pan. A cista lies on the ground in the foreground. In front two captives ride on the back of a camel, behind a maenad who blows a curved horn. At her feet stands a putto. On right a satyr, wearing a garland across his torso, turns to right; a bearded male stands on his left in the background. A draped female, her back to the viewer, pours a libation at a flaming altar on right, before a statue of Athena fully armed.
58: on left is a dextrarum iunctio; the man on left holds a roll, the woman has her head covered. Between them in the foreground stands a putto holding a torch; a woman stands in the background, her head covered. On right is another bacchic group. A centaur, carrying a krater on his shoulder and with a bearded male reclining on his back, pulls a carriage to left, in which sits a half-draped female. A putto flies to her breast. In the foreground a putto leads a lion to left.
59 and 60: Endymion. A half-draped female stands on left leaning her elbow on a pillar. A bearded shepherd sits to right on a rock mound, leaning on a thunder-bolt-shaped staff. On the ground at his feet are two sheep and two dogs. Over his head three sheep lie on a ground line by a genius loci on right, beneath whom are also a cow and a sheep. A winged female catches the bridle of two horses, which are ridden by a putto and pull the chariot of Luna to left. She descends from the chariot to right, led by a putto. A second putto flies to Endymion, who lies asleep; an old male stands over him, resting one hand on his elbow. A genius and nymph recline on a rock above. On far right Luna departs with a prancing horse (her chariot is not shown). A putto flies before her to right , but both look back to left. A half-draped youth reclines beneath the horse's hooves.

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Content (note)

Villa Pamfilia


height (actual size): 410mm
width (actual size): 555mm


Campiglia Villa Pamfilia. Facciata di mezzo giorno. Primo ordine written in ink on the back of the drawing
A2 written in ink on the front of the drawing lower left, truncated
B3 written in ink on the front of the drawing lower right, truncated
a B VIII written in pencil on the front of the drawing lower left
b B VIII written in pencil on the front of the drawing lower right

Inscription description

In the album in which the drawings are held is written:
No 56 1 A 2
No 57 3 B 4
No 58 5 C 6
No 59 7 D 8

Materials & techniques note

black lead pencil on paper




History and association

Previous ownership


• Matz (II no. 141)
• Rossi
image 147105
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