Seven ancient utensils reconstructed from bas-reliefs etc. Etching by L. Roccheggiani, ca. 1811.
- Roccheggiani, Lorenzo, active 1804-1817.
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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