Design for Various Decorations including Coriolanus at the Walls of Rome

Felice Giani, Italian, 1758–18231800–1850

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

Left row, above: putto blowing double flute; at right, an altar. Center: putto with wreath running into chariot with panoply. Below: putto with legionary sign beside trophy. Central row, above: Coriolanus implored by women of Rome, rising from throne at right. Center: left half of decoration is roughly sketched. In center is high shaft with bowl, Rinceaux spring from it, putti and boy are between them. Bottom: left octagon with putto blowing horn beside trophy of arms, right octagon with putto bringing wood to altar. Right row, above: hexagon with trophy and rinceaux; right row, below: putto carrying standard beside panoply.


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