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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "A cantharus", ca. 1575

type: Drawing

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Vertical rectangle with drawing of a footed classical style vessel with tall scrolling handles that project high above the rim. The lower half of the body is covered in elongated gadrooning. The upper portion has a central human mask, with leaves instead of hair. Below the rim is a festoon of swags, bull heads, drapery, and flowers.



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