Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Venus
With Amor With other figuresAdonis
Adonis
Venus and Adonis Venus nursing the wounded Adonis
CyclesMiscellaneous
Census of Antique Art known in the RenaissanceKnown prototypesMantua, Palazzo Ducale
Further details
First scene (from the left): amalgamation of Adonis bidding farewell to Venus and Venus's tending of the dying Adonis; second scene: Adonis' hunting accident.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ancient Roman
DATE
2nd century
LOCATION
Mantua, Palazzo Ducale
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Photo Alinari
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Carl Robert, Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs. Bd. 3, Einzelmythen, part 1, Actaeon - Hercules, Berlin 1897, pp. 20-22, no. 20; Dagmar Grassinger, Die mythologischen Sarkophage, vol. 1 (Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs 12, 1), Berlin 1999, p.215, no. 55; Paul Zanker and Björn C. Ewald, Living with Myths: The Imagery of Roman Sarcophagi, Oxford 2012, pp. 207-208.
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RELATIONS
Census database
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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