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Marble Tripod Dedicated to Apollo with Signs of the Zodiac around the Bowl, Found at Cicero’s Villa at Tusculum18th century
530 x 387 mm (20.9 x 15.2 in.)
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)
- 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.]
- astrology - The study that assumes and attempts to interpret and foretell the influence of the stars, moon, and planets upon human affairs. [June 1994 scope note added. February 1993 related term added. February 1991 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
- zodiac symbols - Use for those images of animals and objects that symbolize the twelve signs of the zodiac.
- plate Dimensions: 530 x 387 mm (20.9 x 15.2 in.)
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778) . Marble Tripod Dedicated to Apollo with Signs of the Zodiac around the Bowl, Found at Cicero’s Villa at Tusculum, 18th century. From Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi, Tripodi, Lucerne, ed Ornamenti Antichi Disegn. ed Incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batta. Piranesi. Etching. plate : 530 x 387 mm (20.9 x 15.2 in.). DAC accession number Retrospective TBD. Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892).
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