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Relief: Dionysus and Icarius

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer


Bm 8. 88 and 89 are catalogued together being drawings of the same relief


Content (description)

On far left a young girl, draped, stands leaning on a pillar. Dionysus, draped, bearded and garlanded, stands on left by the couch, supported by a nude youth, while a nude garlanded youth kneels on the ground to remove the god's sandal. On the couch reclines Icarius, half-draped but with his head covered, a woman with him. He gestures to Dionysus. A curtain is fixed in two drapes behind the head of the couch. On right a bearded and garlanded Silenus, wearing boots and a loose drape across his body, plays the double pipes to right, where a bearded male wearing a tunic embraces or supports a female with long flowing hair who seems to be sinking to the ground. She carries a small-handled pot or a tiny basket. On far right stands a herm, bearded and garlanded, on a rectangular pedestal.
Written in pencil along the right hand edge of the drawing: Lui un incolata la giunta

Content (object)


Content (note)

Villa Pamfilia


height (actual size): 358mm
width (actual size): 554mm


Domenico Campiglia in Villa di Principe Pamfilio written in ink on the back of the drawing
See also writing on the front of the drawing along right hand side

Inscription description

E written in pencil on the front of the drawing lower right.
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. 88/No.89 1 A 2

Materials & techniques note

black lead pencil on paper




History and association

Previous ownership


• Rossi
image 147143
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