A triangular pedestal resting on three lion paws supports a round shaft decorated with a festoon leads to a cup-shaped element decorated with leaves above which rises a slender cross. Two pen and brown ink framing lines.


  • Title: Project for Cross
  • Creator: Paolo Roberto
  • Date Created: 1837
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors
  • Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and green and gray wash, black chalk on cream wove paper
  • Signed: Signed pen and brown ink, lower margin, right: Paolo Roberto inv: 1837
  • Provenance: Giovanni Piancastelli, Rome
  • Paper Support: Cream wove paper
  • Inscribed: Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower margin, left: Si approva... / Scala di palmi 2 Napoletani; unreadable inscription in brown ink, above.
  • Dimensions: 32.6 x 20.6 cm (12 13/16 x 8 1/8 in.)

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