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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720 - 1778)
Title:Untitled [from Diverse maniere d'adornare... book]
Date Made:1769 1st edition published
Type:Print
Materials:etching printed in black on paper
Place Made:Italy; Rome
Measurements:sheet: 22 3/16 x 16 1/2 in.; 56.3563 x 41.91 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1950.41.73
Credit Line:Purchased
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Description:
Objects; Architecture; Clock; Candle
Three large clocks, a decorative candlestick, and two small screened pieces. One clock features Herakles, the other an Egyptianized female figure, possibly Isis, and the third has a posing figure driving a horse-drawn chariot. All peices have classical decorative motifs, such as meandering geometirc patterns, and botanical features such as garlands.

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