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Model of the Monterisi-Rossignoli Tomb, Canosa, attributed to Domenico Padiglione (architecture) and Raffaele Gargiulo (vases)
Cork and stucco
Museum number: M1085
This well-known tomb, located at Canosa di Puglia, was discovered in 1813. However, it is clear that the model-maker was not familiar with it from first hand. The model shows the tomb as a free-standing structure when in reality it was carved directly into rock. Inside, the tomb is richly decorated with stucco reliefs. These are replicated in the model, but are not shown in their correct positions. As with the Nola Tomb, this model also contains a miniature skeleton and vases.
Death and Memory: Soane and the Architecture of Legacy, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 23 October 2015 - 2 April 2016
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