Althea, Meleager's mother, approaches from the left and burns on an altar the piece of wood on which his life depends.
The Death of Meleager by Filippino Lippi, 14571504
© British Museum
- Pen & brown ink & brown wash with white
- 30 x 28 cm
- Acquired in:
- Frere Cholmeley
Behind her a woman draws a curtain in front of Meleager's body on a couch, while three women lean over the couch.
From the Phillipps Fenwick Collection.