Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
Blera (Bieda)Santa Maria Assunta
GODS & MYTHS
Adonis
Venus and Adonis Venus nursing the wounded Adonis
CyclesMiscellaneous
Census of Antique Art known in the RenaissanceKnown prototypesBlera (Bieda), S. Maria
Further details
From left to right, first scene depicts Adonis bidding farewell to Venus, second scenes shows Adonis' hunting accident, and the third scence portrays Venus tending the dying Adonis.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ancient Roman
DATE
late 2nd century
LOCATION
Blera (Bieda), Santa Maria
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Carl Robert, Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs. Bd. 3, Einzelmythen, part 1, Actaeon - Hercules, Berlin 1897, p. 16, no. 14; Dagmar Grassinger, Die mythologischen Sarkophage, vol. 1 (Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs 12, 1), Berlin 1999, p. 217, no. 61
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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