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Sarcophagus relief: A mourning woman and other figures, including the deceased husband (?), seated and standing either side of a maltese-cross inscription plate.
Brown ink and pencil on white.
Section of a sarcophagus or funerary relief: A scene in a butcher's shop with boar's heads suspended from hooks on the upper moulding.
Brown ink and brown wash on white.
Act III, scenes 2 and 3 of Terence's Eunuchus.
Brown ink and brown wash over pencil on white.
Height: 99 millimetres (no. 33)
Height: 210 millimetres (no. 34)
Height: 109 millimetres (no. 35)
Width: 295 millimetres (no. 33)
Width: 229 millimetres (no. 34)
Width: 282 millimetres (no. 35)
- Curator's comments
- No. 33:
Drawn below, as fol. 60, no. 68.
Cp. the tombstone of Julius Vitalis in the Villa Albani: Reinach, RR, III, p. 154, no. 2, and that in Dresden: Reinach, RR, II, p. 64, no. 2.
The original was copied from Vaticanus Latinus 3868, a ninth century manuscript: fols. 24 verso and 25.
Parmeno presents to Thais the gifts of Phaedria, - a black girl and eunuch (really Chaerea in disguise), thereby exciting the envy of Thraso and Gnatho. The figure of Chrimes from the following scene appears at the right.
The arrangement of the figures, the lettering, and the style of this late sixteenth, early seventeenth century drawing are such that this can only copy Vat. Lat. 3868 rather than any of the twelve other Terence manuscripts listed by Jones and Morey.
Windsor vol. XXI (Michaelis, Anc. Marb., p. 720) presents: "Coloured copies of the miniatures of the Vatican Terence, perhaps by Francesco Bartoli."
[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
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Vol.I, fol. 30, nos. 33-35 (Franks)