Octagonal Case and Two Other Motifs Held by Ignudi
Giovanni Battista Costantini (Italian, active 1615–1628)
Blackwork and Engraving
Plate: 3 1/16 x 4 3/16 in. (7.8 x 10.6 cm)
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1924
Not on view
Print from a series of six with goldsmith's designs in blackwork. This print shows three designs for goldsmith's work, placed in a landscape two ignudi. In the center an octagonal design for the decoration of a case or pendant is presented. It is held up upright by two ignudi, who each hold another motif in their other hand. These motifs are shaped like ornamental coats of arms and are decorated with Schweifwerk.