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Egyptian, Grecian, and Roman Costume; in forty outlines

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1810 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, Thomas, born 1782 - died 1821 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Herbert Eccles

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case C, shelf 159

Physical description

Print depicting a nude Bacchanalian with fabric draped over his shoulder, crowned with a fillet and ivy leaves, dancing to a Bacchante playing the double pipe (aulos). The Bacchante is wearing a long flowing robe with a teardrop pattern, and has a strap (phorbeia) around her head.

Place of Origin

London (published)


1810 (published)


Baxter, Thomas, born 1782 - died 1821 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

T. Baxter del et sculp.


Height: 8.875 in, Width: 5.875 in

Object history note

This image is taken from the Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman antiquities from the cabinet of the Honourable William Hamilton, vol. 3, plate 17.

Descriptive line

'Bacchanalian and Bacchante', illustration from Egyptian, Grecian, and Roman Costume; in forty outlines, engraving by Thomas Baxter, London, 1810

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1916-1918, London: HMSO, 1920.
'Egyptian, Grecian, and Roman Costume; in forty outlines, with descriptions, selected, drawn & engraved, by Thomas Baxter', London: 1810.


Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted

Dance; Aulos; Classical; Vase painting; Revellers


Prints; Clothing


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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