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Sarcophagus: Prometheus

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer


Bm 8. 92 and 93 are catalogued together being drawings of the same Sarcophagus


Content (description)

On left, Prometheus, seated to left, works on the figure of a man, while another stands ready at his feet. Athena, standing far left, stretches out her left arm and holds a butterfly over the head of the figure on Prometheus' knee. Her shield and owl are in the back ground beneath a tree, behind the second figure. In the upper background behind Prometheus, a female consults a globe on a pillar and one of the Fates holds her distaff. A half-draped female reclines on right of Prometheus, holding an enormous fruit-filled cornucopia with the help of two putti; by her elbow is a basket. At her feet Cupid and Psyche embrace. Above her a draped figure drives a quadriga to left, past a reclining bearded male who holds a rudder over his shoulder and leans on a sea-monster. On right, a fire burns in a rocky forge where three men wearing loin cloths swing their hammers to beat the metal on the anvil. A globular vessel stands on the ground by the anvil. A nude male peeps over the rock upper right into the forge. On far right Eve and Adam, standing on a rock, move to left from beneath a tree.
Written up the left side of the drawing: Questo un incolato al pezzo piu grande

Content (object)


Content (note)

Villa Pamfilia


height (actual size): 323mm
width (actual size): 276mm


Domenico Campiglia Il sepolcro di Diadumeniano in Villa di Principe Pamfilio written in ink on the back of the drawing
See also writing on the front of the drawing up the left side

Inscription description

O written in ink on the front of the drawing lower right
A 2 written in ink on the front of the drawing lower left, truncated.
In the Album in which the drawings are held is written:
No. 92/No.93 1 A 2

Materials & techniques note

black lead pencil on paper




History and association

Previous ownership


• Rossi (no. 1257)
• Fuhrer (III ; 3 no. 355)
image 147148
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