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Sarcophagus lid: symposium

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer


Bm 8. 78,79,80 are catalogued together being drawings of the same sarcophagus lid


Content (description)

The figures recline on skin-covered couches in front of curtains which hang across the background. On far left a female sits playing the lyre to a bearded male and female, who both gesture to her: he holds a large cup, she a twisted garland. A putto reaches up to her from the ground, a second on right drinks from a jug. A youth, partly hidden by the female, stretches down to a putto who kneels on the ground on right. An old bearded satyr, lying on his belly, raises his cup to a female on right , who stretches her hand to his head. Next a satyr lies on his back and holds a putto in the air, while a half-draped female holds up a bunch of grapes for him. Three kraters stand in a row on the ground. Next a half-draped youth proffers a krater to a putto standing in the background, while a satyr reclining on right holds out his cup to be refilled. A putto sits on the ground pointing to a female seated far right on a stool playing the double pipes.

Content (object)


Content (note)

Villa Pamfilia


height (actual size): 408mm
width (actual size): 545mm


Campiglia Villa Pamfilia. in faccia al teatro & c written in ink on the back of the drawing

Inscription description

B5 written in pencil on the front of the drawing lower left
A 2 written in ink on the front of the drawing lower left, truncated
3 B written in ink on the front of the drawing lower right, truncated
In the album in which the drawings are held is written:
No. 78 1 A 2
No. 79/No. 80 3 B 4

Materials & techniques note

black lead pencil on paper




History and association

Previous ownership


• Rossi (III ; 242.2)
• RR
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