Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
Castel GandolfoVilla Barberini
GODS & MYTHS
Meleager
Myths Meleager killing his uncles
Myths Death of Meleager Meleager dying, with Althaea putting the log into the fire
Census of Antique Art known to the RenaissanceKnown prototypesCastel Gandolfo, Villa Barberini (sarcophagus)
Furies
MythsAlthaea burning Meleager's log
Further details
From left to right: Meleager killing the son[s] of Thestius; Althea with the Furies/Erinyes throwing Meleager’s log into fire; Meleager on his deathbed, with Althaea[?] and Oeneus[?] by the left side of the bed.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ancient Roman
DATE
circa 230
LOCATION
Castel Gandolfo, Villa Barberini
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Carl Robert, Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs, Bd 3, Einzelmythen, Part 2, Hippolytos - Meleagros, Berlin 1904, pp.336-337, no. 276; Guntram Koch, Die mythologischen Sarkophage, vol. 6 (Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs 12, 6), Berlin, 1975, p. 123, no. 121
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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
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