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Marble Vase Decorated with Frieze of the Labors of Hercules on a Base from Another Work18th century
530 x 388 mm (20.9 x 15.3 in.)
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)
- friezes (entablature components) - Middle horizontal members of a classical entablature, above the architrave and below the cornice; for horizontal decorated bands in general, found on architecture and furniture, use "friezes (ornamental bands)." [April 1993 related term added. March 1993 descriptor moved. June 1991 scope note changed.]
- 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: 530 x 388 mm (20.9 x 15.3 in.)
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778) . Marble Vase Decorated with Frieze of the Labors of Hercules on a Base from Another Work, 18th century. From Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi, Tripodi, Lucerne, ed Ornamenti Antichi Disegn. ed Incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batta. Piranesi. Etching. plate : 530 x 388 mm (20.9 x 15.3 in.). DAC accession number Retrospective TBD. Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892).
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