Antique Lidded Urn with Hybrid Male Sphinxes and a Female Mask on the Body, from Vases after the Antique
Enea Vico Italian
Not on view
Antique lidded urn with hybrid male sphinxes on either side of the body of the vessel, supporting the lid. Suspended between them is a richly filled garland of fruits and flowers. Above the garland a mask in the shape of a female head with a turban is depicted. From a series of vase designs after the Antique, first published by Enea Vico in 1543, and later included in a composite series with other designs by Agostino Veneziano by Antonio Lafreri dated circa 1573 based on its presence in Lafreri’s catalogue.