Palazzo Farnese

Free Express Delivery Worldwide On Orders Over £100

Details from the Palazzo Farnese in Rome, Italy.

  • 100% Silk
  • Hand Rolled
  • Designed and Printed in Britain
  • 42cm x 42cm

This pocket square takes inspiration from the frescoes of the Palazzo Farnese in Rome. The main image is of the Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne by Annibale Carracci. It depicts both a riotous and classically restrained procession taking Bacchus and Ariadne to their lovers' bed. The procession recalls the triumphs of the Republican and Imperial Roman era, in which the parades of victorious leaders had the laurel-crowned ‘imperator’ in a white chariot with two white horses.

In Carracci's procession, the two lovers are seated in chariots drawn by tigers and goats, and accompanied by a parade of nymphs, bacchanti, and trumpeting satyrs.