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Candelabrum Base with a Merman Flanked by Snakes, and Goats’ Heads, Cornucopias and Other Ornaments18th century
530 x 390 mm (20.9 x 15.4 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 700; Petrucci (1953) 598; Wilton-Ely 987 and p. 1068 for remarks.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892)
Accession Number: Retrospective TBD
Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keywordThis object has the following keywords:
- animals - This section can use more hierarchical (quasi-Linnaean) refinement in future; extant terms were assembled into a fairly flat and slightly redundant structure to expedite conversion.
- 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 390 mm (20.9 x 15.4 in.)
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