The Death of Meleager by Filippino Lippi

Althea, Meleager's mother, approaches from the left and burns on an altar the piece of wood on which his life depends.

Details

Medium:
Pen & brown ink & brown wash with white
Dimensions:
30 x 28 cm
Acquired in:
1946
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

From the Phillipps Fenwick Collection.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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