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A marble vase, and a marble tazza standing on a sepulchral chest. Etching by L. Roccheggiani, ca. 1811.

  • Roccheggiani, Lorenzo, active 1804-1817.
Date
[1811?]
Reference
2498918i
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Description

According to the lettering, the Roman altar was formerly owned by Sig. Antonio Boni, then passed to England. The tazza was found at Ostia by Sig. [Gavin presumably] Hamilton. The sepulchral chest was found outside Porta San Pancrazio in the foundations of the Villa Corsini. It has a Latin inscription from a mother to a deceased daughter or vice versa: the base is guarded by gryphons

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 18 x 29.8 cm

Lettering

1. Vaso antico di marmo ... 2. Tazza di marmo detto paonazzetto ... 3. Cassa sepolcrale antica... Roccheggiani dis. e inc.

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)

Lettering note

Bears number: T. LV

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2498918i

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Languages

  • Italian


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