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Object type



Jug with frieze of goddesses

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer


The volume Bn 11, entitled Vase antiche, is devoted entirely to vases, some antique, but mostly fanciful products after the antique. A large number of the engravings have the initials AE. V and the representation of fanciful vases fall into three groups, distinguished by the inscriptions (a) sic Romae antiqui sculptores ex aere et marmore faciebant,
(b) ex Romanis antiquitatibus,
(c) Romae ab antiquo repertum


Content (description)

The jug has an oval body, slender neck, wide lip and high knobbed lid, and stands on a high foot with fluted knob. At the bottom of the body is fluting, with a band of leaves and fruit above, bordering the figured frieze. On left, Athena, standing, holds up her shield; in centre a female carries a blazing torch and runs to right turning to left; on right Fortuna stands to left with a rudder. Above this is a band of masks then a frieze of boukrania with drapes swathed from one to the next. There are masks on the neck. The handle is in the form of a human-breasted griffin, with leaves at the junction with the shoulder.

Content (object)


Content (note)


height (actual size): 270mm
width (actual size): 174mm

Materials & techniques note

copper engraving on paper



Unknown (Engraver)

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