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Group of Caryatids

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Group of Caryatids

18th century
18th century
445 x 700 mm (17.5 x 27.6 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 right
Bibliography: Focillon 668; Petrucci (1953) 574; Wilton-Ely 955 and p. 1033 for remarks.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892)
Accession Number: Retrospective TBD

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  • caryatids - Supporting members serving the function of a pier, column, or pilaster and carved or molded into the form of a draped female human figure. [March 1993 descriptor moved.]
  • 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.]

  • plate Dimensions: 445 x 700 mm (17.5 x 27.6 in.)

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