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Seven ancient utensils reconstructed from bas-reliefs etc. Etching by L. Roccheggiani, ca. 1811.

Roccheggiani, Lorenzo, active 1804-1817.
Date
[1811?]
Reference
2498920i
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As described in the lettering, no. 1 (top left), an open box from which a snake emerges, is a box carried by priestesses of Bacchus as shown in a bas-relief in the Villa Borghese; no. 2 (centre right) is a candelabra shown in an Etruscan bas-relief in the Villa Albani; no. 3 (top right) an urn with a snake carved on the side, is a vase in Egyptian form found at the Torre di Roccabruna in Hadrian's villa in Tivoli; no. 4 (below left) is a lyre shown in a bas-relief in the Villa Mattei; no. 5 (below right) is a Greek tazza of mosaic in the Capitoline Museums; no. 6 (below left) is a Phrygian cap in the Vatican Museums; no. 7 (left) is an Egyptian sceptre with a bird's head at one end, shown on an obelisk in the Vatican gardens

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 19.3 x 29 cm

Lettering

1. Cesta mistica ... 2. Candelabro ... 3. Vaso di pietra ... 4. Lira ... 5. Tazza greca di musaico ... 6. Berretto frigio ... 7. Scetro egizio ... Roccheggiani fecit.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2498920i

Lettering note

Bears number: T. XV

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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  • Italian



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