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Marble Altar in the Form of a Tripod Vase from Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli, Supported on a Monument from Palazzo Barberini18th century
530 x 385 mm (20.9 x 15.2 in.)
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)
- altars - Use for constructions upon which religious sacrifice is offered. Includes both small, tablelike fixtures and larger, free-standing, outdoor structures. For the surface at which communion is celebrated in Protestant churches, use "communion tables." [September 1993 related term added. March 1993 descriptor moved. October 1991 scope note changed.]
- architecture - Art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. Refers also to the structures created. [November 1994 related term added. October 1990 alternate term added.]
- 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.]
- villas - Related Term
- plate Dimensions: 530 x 385 mm (20.9 x 15.2 in.)
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778) . Marble Altar in the Form of a Tripod Vase from Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli, Supported on a Monument from Palazzo Barberini, 18th century. From Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi, Tripodi, Lucerne, ed Ornamenti Antichi Disegn. ed Incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batta. Piranesi. Etching. plate : 530 x 385 mm (20.9 x 15.2 in.). DAC accession number Retrospective TBD. Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892).
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