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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Friezes; An Antique Sarcophagus; A Vase"

type: Drawing

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Left row, above: lions stand with scrolls; center, above: hanging circumscribed palmettos alternate with circumscribed female head; center, below: bucrania support festoons, situated above crossed branches upon which birds stand. Women pour water into bowls which they present to crouching winged lions. Center row, above: crossed vine branches as decorative frieze; below: elevation of sarcophagus, right side outlined. Winged genii lean upon medallion, above festoon and tablet. Hanging trophies of shields and acanthus scrolls, probably column decoration. Vase with pair of swans as handles, connected by festoons.


Felice Giani


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