THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART

Mythology in the Art | Greek mythology | Centaurs
1. ARCHITECTURE. Greece.
South-western corner of the Parthenon with a metope. The fight between the Centaur and the Lapith.
Marble.
430s BCE.
Athens, Acropolis, Parthenon.
2. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Lapith and centaur.
After metope of Parthenon.
Inv. No. Acr. 20707.
Athens, New Acropolis Museum.
3. MOSAIC. Rome.
Centaur mosaic.
120—130 CE.
Inv. No. Mos. 1.
Berlin, State Museums, Old Museum.
4. SCULPTURE.
Death of Francesco Sassetti (tomb relief in cappella Sassetti).
Giuliano da Sangallo.
Marble, traces of guilding. 1480s.
Florence, Church Santa Trinita.
5. CERAMICS. Greece.
François vase.
Black-figured volute krater. Attic.
Ca. mid-6th cent. BCE.
Inv. No. 4209.
Florence, National Archaeological Museum.
6. SCULPTURE. Greece.
A metope of the Parthenon. The fight between the Centaur and the Lapith.
Marble. 430s BCE.
Inv. No. 1816,0610.11.
London, British Museum.
7. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Pirithous and Hippodamia receives centaurs at his wedding.
Fresco from Pompeii (House of Gavius Rufus VII, 2, 16).
Inv. No. 9044.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
8. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Wall painting of the exedra or triclinium y, lower part of the south wall.
Fresco of the 4th style from Pompeii (House of the Bronzes, VII. 4. 59).
50—79 CE.
Painting by Vincenzo Loria (1850—1939).
1886.
Inv. No. 20879.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
9. GLYPTICS. Rome.
Centaur.
Cameo. Sardonyx. 2nd century BCE.
Inv. No. 25889.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
10. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Hercules and Nessus.
Fresco from Pompeii (VI. 9. 5).
30—45 CE.
Inv. No. 9001.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum, Hall LXX.
11. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Hercules and Nessus.
Fresco from Pompeii (House of Fatal Love, IX, 5, 18, g).
20—25 CE.
Inv. No. 111474.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum, Hall LXX.
12. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Head of a centaur.
West pediment of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia.
Marble. 60s of the 5th century BCE.
Olympia, Archaeological Museum.
13. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Clipeus-sarcophagus of Lucius Caltilius Salutaris depicting the myth about Romulus and Remus.
Marble.
Second half of the 2nd century.
Inv. Nos. 106 / 106 A.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
14. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Front panel of a sarcophagus with representation of Centauromachy.
Proconnesian marble. Ca. 150 CE.
Inv. No. SBAO 16651.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
15. MOSAIC. Rome.
Domus of Fortuna Annonaria. Mosaic floor.
1st—4th cent. CE.
Ostia, Archaeological Park “Ostia Antica”, V, 2, 8.
16. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with Dionysus, Ariadne and Centauri-clipeophori (front panel).
Marble. Ca. 230 CE.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
17. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with Dionysus, Ariadne and Centauri-clipeophori (close-up).
Marble. Ca. 230 CE.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
18. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with Dionysus, Ariadne and Centauri-clipeophori (close-up).
Marble. Ca. 230 CE.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
19. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with a myth of Dionysus and Ariadne.
Marble. Ca. 235 CE.
Inv. No. Ma 1346.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
20. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with a myth of Dionysus and Ariadne (front panel).
Marble. Ca. 235 CE.
Inv. No. Ma 1346.
Paris, Louvre Museum.