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Three fragments including a capital from Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, and a Funerary urn, from Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi, Vol. I (Vases, candelabra, grave stones, sarcophagi, tripods, lamps, and ornaments designed and etched by Cavalieri Giovanni Battista Piranesi)

Series/Portfolio:
Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi, Vol. I
Artist:
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Date:
1778–80
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/8 x 31 1/2 in. (55 x 80 cm) Plate: 15 1/2 x 9 13/16 in. (39.4 x 25 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.12(20)
Not on view
Inscription: At center: Tre Frammenti trovati nelle Villa / Adriani in Tivoli.
At lower left: Si vede nella Vigna del Marchese Casali a S. Stefano Rotondo.
At lower right: Cav. Fran.co (co as superscript) Piranesi inc. 1790.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Focillon, unnumbered, following 718; Hind 87; Giesecke 120; Wilton-Ely II.1088
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