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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)
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 below dedication
Bibliography: Focillon 701; Petrucci (1953) 599; Wilton-Ely 988 and p. 1069 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:
- 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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