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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Decoration of a panel"

type: Drawing

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Horizontal rectangle. In the center is a circular frame with a woman wrapped in a coat, so that only the nose and the eyes are unprotected, possibly representing Winter. Above are festoons from which entwined garlands hang. On both sides a paper with an inscription is put upon a slope. The motif at right includes two oil lamps. Below at right is a bird standing upon two chalices, with two griffins sitting below upon a base. At left is a tripod; two legs supporting the bowl of a lamp are visible. Below the circle are crossed branches. (RB '45) Roundel with a vestal, flanked by grotesques, for decoration over mirror, noble cabinet, Palazzo Altieri. (PDM '91)



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