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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Project for a Sepulchral Monument", 1600–25

type: Drawing

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Vertical rectangle. Retable scheme. Below are a base and a dado. A sarcophagus with the tablet for the inscription between its legs stands below in the center of the upper part. Above it is a niche with a broken pediment and flanked by embedded columns. A statue of a man in classical armor with a lance stands in it. In front of the lower lateral panels are statues of women, a nude one with a cloth at left, a mourning one at right. Framed by the outlines of a bay in a church. Project intended to be executed in white and colored marbles.



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