Ancient World, Frescos, Herculaneum, Maenads
Herculaneum. - Set of Four Maenads
Copper etchings by Filippo Morghen (1730-1807?)
Gouached by hand and embedded by velvety black color
After the drawings by Camillo Paderni (ca. 1715-1781)
The drawings were made after the wall frescos in Ercolano (Herculaneum)
during the course of excavations, which were systematically begun in 1738.
These maenads were published in "Antichita di Ercolano Esposte"
Original antique print
This set of four Maenads, nymphs, accompanying Dionysian Trains, or participants in antique orgiastic rites speaks for itself.
Images are in excellent condition. The transparency of their gowns is fabulous.
Wide margins show some minor traces of age and use.
Each image measurement to the black framing line: ca. 28,7 x 21,8 cm (ca. 11.3 x 8.6")
Full page: ca. 46 x 33 cm (ca. 18 x 13")
Price ist for the set of four