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A Roman altar, a Greek metal vase and an Etruscan altar. Etching by L. Roccheggiani, ca. 1811.

  • Roccheggiani, Lorenzo, active 1804-1817.
Date
[1811?]
Reference
2498916i
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Description

According to the lettering, the Roman altar was formerly in the Villa Farnesina, then passed to Naples: the base is guarded by gryphons and surmounted by rams' heads. The vase was bought in Rome by "[il] cavaliere d'Orset francese". The Etruscan altar was copied from a bas-relief found in Todi

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 19.5 x 28.8 cm

Lettering

1. Ara romana ... 2. Vaso greco di metallo ... 3. Ara etrusca ... Roccheggiani fecit.

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. XXX

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2498916i

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Languages

  • Italian


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