An ancient bronze tripod in the royal collection at Portici, near Naples. Etching by G.B. Piranesi, 1778, after V. Brenna.
- Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, 1720-1778.
About this work
The upper parts of the legs consist of gryphons, the middle parts are hunting horns carved with foliage, and the bottom parts are the clawed legs and feet of felines. Above is a circular table-top carved around the rim with bucrania and swags
Where to find it
- Sheet cut to silhouette of image and with printed lettering trimmed off, the text replaced by handwritten lettering on the mount
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