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Large Marble Cinerary Urn with Its Pedestal Decorated with Sculpture and Ornamented


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Large Marble Cinerary Urn with Its Pedestal Decorated with Sculpture and Ornamented

18th century
18th century
660 x 415 mm (26 x 16.3 in.)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching
Series: from Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi, Tripodi, Lucerne, ed Ornamenti Antichi Disegn. ed Incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batta. Piranesi
Marks: Signed in plate, lower left
Bibliography: Focillon 632; Petrucci (1953) 540; Wilton-Ely 919 and p. 997 for remarks.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892)
Accession Number: Retrospective TBD

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  • ornament - Decorative forms that are an integral part of a building or object but are not essential to its structure. Regarding techniques of embellishment in general, use "decoration (process)." [November 1990 descriptor moved.]

Dimensions
  • plate Dimensions: 660 x 415 mm (26 x 16.3 in.)

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