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Sarcophagus: Endymion

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer


Bm 8. 70 and 71 are catalogued together being drawings of the same Sarcophagus


Content (description)

Luna, her drapery billowing, dismounts from her chariot to right, while a winged female holds the heads of her prancing horses; on the back of one horse stands a putto. A small female with flying drapery flies to hold the edge of Luna' s drapery as it billows over her head. Endymion lies on right with a pedum in his hand. Two putti and two winged males lead Luna to him. A sheep lies by his feet, a ram by Luna's chariot. A female with billowing drapery stands far right by Endymion's head, her sinus full of fruit. Top right a small chariot pulled by bulls is driven right by a female on clouds (?); a bearded old man reclines on left of it. Top left Sol races up to right from clouds in his quadriga over a section of zodiac; there is a putto with torch or cornucopia on right of the horses. On left a shepherd sits on rocks with two goats on the ground by him. A half-draped female holding a laden cornucopia sits beneath Luna's horses, a putto by her knee.

Content (object)


Content (note)

Villa Pamfilia


height (actual size): 420mm
width (actual size): 550mm


Campiglia Villa Pamfilia. Urna nell' Orangeria senza coperchio
written in ink on the back of the drawing
R written in pencil on the back of the drawing

Inscription description

Diana et Endymion written in ink on the front of the drawing, centre, lower edge
1 A written in ink on the front of the drawing lower right, truncated

Materials & techniques note

black lead pencil on paper




History and association

Previous ownership


• Rossi (III ; 243.1)
• RR (III ; 1 no. 77)
image 147125
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