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Bird in shell at the center of the lintel, with a frieze of trophies, surmounted by an overmantel with candelabra and flanked by chairs. (Ch. décorée d'une frise de casques et d'armures . . .)

Series/Portfolio:
Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni parte degli edifizi . . . (Different Ways to Decorate Chimneys and all other Parts of Buildings)
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
1769 (?)
Medium:
Etching
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1973
Accession Number:
1973.509.3
Not on view
Plate 20
Diverse maniere

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 5, 1993–July 12, 1993.

Focillon 883; Wilton-Ely 911.838
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