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image Adam vol.26/72

Reference number

Adam vol.26/72

Purpose

Record drawing of either one quarter of a circular ceiling or part of a circular shield with a centre rosette. A female figure is shown standing on an ox skull, on each side of which is a mask above an urn over a panel inscribed 'SPQR'; the border is unfinished.

Aspect

Ceiling plan or elevation

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink in a contemporary hand Capitol

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1760 - 63

Medium and dimensions

Black chalk282 x 355

Hand

Nicolas-François-David Lhuiller (attributed to)

Notes

The inscription would imply that the panel was in the Capitoline Museum, Rome (see Adam vol.26/62, which is similarly inscribed).

Level

Drawing

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