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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Project: The elevation of a sepulchral monument for a Medici cardinal", ca. 1560–70

type: Drawing

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Vertical rectange. Below is a dado which is shown in bird's-eye view. Upon a pedestal with the tablet for the inscription, of which the letters "D O M" are inserted, and which is framed by pilasters with trophies of shields, stands the sarcophagus. Upon it lies a cloth, the prelate, wearing a tunic and the mitre. An escutcheon with six roundlets, 3, 2, 1. A pedestal rises behind the figure. Above is a group of the Virgin and the Child, who stands beside her upon a bench. Candelabra stand in the right front; and the left back corners.



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