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A sepulchral chest with cover, a Greek metal cup, and a vase supported by goats' and rams' heads. Etching by L. Roccheggiani, ca. 1811.

Roccheggiani, Lorenzo, active 1804-1817.
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[1811?]
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Description

According to the lettering, the sepulchral chest was in the Vatican museums and the cover resembled the roof of a small temple. The metal cup, with two heads forming the handles, was in the Portici gallery in Naples. The bowl drawn by Gezzi (P.L. Ghezzi?) was said to have been found in Palestrina

Publication/Creation

[Milano] : [Presso li Fratt. Vallardi], [1811?]

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 19.7 x 29.8 cm

Lettering

1. Arca sepolcrale con coperchio ... .2. Vaso di metallo ... 3. Vaso antico cavato da un disegno del Gezzi ... Roccheggiani fecit.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2499265i

Lettering note

Bears number: T. XXXXVIII

Creator/production credits

Roccheggiani designed and executed etchings in which lost antiquities shown in ancient bas-reliefs etc. were reconstructed as if they were the originals. They are shown together with other antiquities that had survived in museums or in private collections (often exported from Rome and thus no longer available there)

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