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Terracotta vase with bull's head, 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:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
1778–80
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/8 x 31 1/2 in. (55 x 80 cm) Plate: 15 1/4 x 10 1/16 in. (38.8 x 25.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.12(51)
Not on view
Inscription: At top center: Dedicato a Sua Eccellenza Milord Fortrose / Preitissimo in utte le Arti liberali / In atto d'Ossequio il Cavaliere Gio. Batta Piranesi
At bottom center: Vaso antico di terra cotta, che si vede disegnato nella raccolta di / Pirro Ligorio nella Biblioteca Vaticana

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
On recto at upper right in ink: 67
Focillon 666; Hind 87; Giesecke 120; Wilton-Ely II.1031.953
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