- Museum number
Sarcophagus lid: Odysseus and the Sirens; Readers and Dramatists (with masks) at the left.
Pen and brown wash on white.
Pencilled in the blank, centre area: VILLA NERA
Sarcophagus relief: Aedicula Niches with figures of a young poet and the Muses.
Brown ink and brown wash on white.
Height: 83 millimetres (no. 13)
Height: 115 millimetres (no. 14)
Width: 710 millimetres (no. 13)
Width: 355 millimetres (no. 14)
- Curator's comments
- No. 13:
The original was formerly in Rome, but is now demolished and lost (seen in 1683 by Fabretti in the Vatican Gardens).
The original is in Rome, Lateran (?).
For the type of Muse sarcophagus, cp. the relief in the Vatican: Cumont, Symbolisme funéraire, pl. XXX, no. 1.
[this information from: C. C. Vermeule, The Dal Pozzo-Albani Drawings in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities of the British Museum (type-written manuscript in G&R)]
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Vol.I, fol. 12, nos. 13-14 (Franks)