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Maker(s):Longhi, Giuseppe; Appiani, Andrea (after)
Culture:Italian (1766-1831); Italian (1754-1817)
Title:Untitled, plate 28 from Fasti di Napoleone (Triumph of Napoleon)
Date Made:1807-1816
Type:Print
Materials:engraving
Measurements:sheet: 15 1/4 in x 27 in; 38.7 cm x 68.6 cm; plate: 9 1/8 in x 20 5/8 in; 23.2 cm x 52.4 cm; image: 6 in x 19 13/16 in; 15.2 cm x 50.3 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1979.47.8
Credit Line:Purchase with William K. Allison (Class of 1920) Memorial Fund
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
allegory of the assassination attempt on Bonaparte on 24 December 1800; on the left the Fates unravelling a thread symbolising Napoleon's life; on the right an old man personifying Destiny has stolen the Fates' scissors and keeps the urn intended for Bonaparte's ashes firmly closed, indicating that the Consul's time has not yet come

Tags:
angels; figures; men; mythology; narrative; symbolism

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