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Print - Archimboldesque head

Archimboldesque head

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Rome (made)

  • Date:

    1580-1610 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Giovanni Andrea Maglioli (designer)
    Anonymous engraver (printmaker)
    Vaccaro, Lorenzo (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 87

Physical description

Copy in reverse of V&A inventory numbers E> 631-1991 and E. 2502-1886.

Place of Origin

Rome (made)


1580-1610 (printed)


Giovanni Andrea Maglioli (designer)
Anonymous engraver (printmaker)
Vaccaro, Lorenzo (publisher)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 13.5 cm Cut to approx., Width: 9.3 cm Cut to approx.

Descriptive line

Grotesque composite head comprising of horse, man and two satyr heads. Italian, about 1580-1610.

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

(Berlin II) Berlin Staatlich Museen., Katalog der Ornamentstich-Sammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin, Berlin and Leipzig, 1936-39, 4350.
de Jong, M. and de Groot, I., Ornamentprenten in het Rijksprentenkabinet I, 15de & 16de eeuw, ‘s-Gravenhage, 1988, nos. 602-3.


Ornament prints


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