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.
2. MOSAIC. Rome.
Centaur mosaic.
120—130 CE.
Inv. No. Mos. 1.
Berlin, State Museums, Old Museum.
3. SCULPTURE.
Death of Francesco Sassetti (tomb relief in cappella Sassetti).
Giuliano da Sangallo.
Marble, traces of guilding. 1480s.
Florence, Church Santa Trinita.
4. SCULPTURE. Greece.
A metope of the Parthenon. The fight between the Centaur and the Lapith.
Marble. 430s BCE.
London, The British Museum.
5. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Lapith and centaur.
After metope of Parthenon.
London, The British Museum.
6. GLYPTICS. Rome.
Centaur.
Cameo. Sardonyx. 2nd century BCE.
Inv. No. 25889.
Naples, National Archaeological 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.
Hercules and Nessus.
Fresco from Pompeii (VI. 9. 5).
30—45 CE.
Inv. No. 9001.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum, Hall LXX.
9. 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.
10. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Clipeus-sarcophagus of Lucius Caltilius Salutaris depicting the myth about Romulus and Remus.
Marble.
Second half of the 2nd century.
Inv. No. 106, 106A.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
11. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Front panel of a sarcophagus with representation of Centauromachy.
Proconnesian marble. Ca. 150 CE.
Inv. No. SBAO 16651.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
12. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with a myth of Dionysus and Ariadne.
Marble. Ca. 235 CE.
Inv. No. Ma 1346.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
13. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with a myth of Dionysus and Ariadne (front panel).
Marble. Ca. 235 CE.
Inv. No. Ma 1346.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
14. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with Dionysus, Ariadne and Centauri-clipeophori (close-up).
Marble. Ca. 230 CE.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
15. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with Dionysus, Ariadne and Centauri-clipeophori (close-up).
Marble. Ca. 230 CE.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
16. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with Dionysus, Ariadne and Centauri-clipeophori (front panel).
Marble. Ca. 230 CE.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
17. SCULPTURE. Etruria.
Cinerary urn of Aule Cacni with a scene of a battle between the centaurs and the Greeks.
Travertine. 2nd century BCE.
Inv. No. Com. 5.
Perugia, National Archaeological Museum of Umbria.
18. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Front panel of a sarcophagus with a dionysiac procession.
White marble. Beginning of the 3rd cent. CE.
Inv. No. 326137.
Rome, Roman National Museum, Baths of Diocletian.
19. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Portrait of deceased in the shield surrounded by geniuses of death, Oceanus, Tellus, Achilles and Chiron. Relief with imago clipeata on the sarcophagus.
White marble. Second half of the 3rd century.
Rome, Roman National Museum, Baths of Diocletian.
20. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with clipeus portrait (imago clipeata) of the deceased.
White marble. Second half of the 3rd century CE.
Rome, Roman National Museum, Baths of Diocletian.