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Print - Roman cinerary urn
  • Roman cinerary urn
    Bartoli, Pietro Santi, born 1615 - died 1700
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Roman cinerary urn

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (engraved)

  • Date:

    1697 (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bartoli, Pietro Santi, born 1615 - died 1700 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    17239

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 2F, shelf WM, box 4B

This engraving by Pietro Santo (also known as Sante and Santi) Bartoli records an example of late Roman art, a cinerary urn found in a tomb on the Via Appia Antica, in Rome. Bartoli published a book which recorded Roman remains, entitled Gli Antichi Sepolchri, overo Mausolei ... , which was reissued five times before 1768; this print was the most influential of the set.
This engraving made the classic Roman design available for copying in various forms and media. Ornament prints like these were copied by artisans working in different fields, and were responsible for spreading the influence of various decorative styles
ious decorative styles.

Physical description

Engraving of a late Roman a cinerary urn found in a tomb on the Via Appia Antica in Rome. This design was made for copying in various forms and media.

Place of Origin

Italy (engraved)

Date

1697 (engraved)

Artist/maker

Bartoli, Pietro Santi, born 1615 - died 1700 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

Height: 33 cm, Width: 21 cm

Object history note

Part of a group of objects previously in possession of Mr. R.S.Smith [South Kensington Museum employee?].

Descriptive line

Print, engraving of a late Roman cinerary urn by Pietro Sante Bartoli, Italy, 1697

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Snodin Michael, Howard Maurice, Ornament. A social History Since 1450, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1996, 34

Subjects depicted

Cremation urns; Classicism

Categories

Prints; Vases; Images Online

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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