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Ancient Sarcophagus Relief with the Labors of Hercules

A work made of pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, and traces of black chalk, on buff laid paper, pieced at center.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, and traces of black chalk, on buff laid paper, pieced at center.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Attributed to Girolamo Sellari, called Girolamo da Carpi
Italian, 1501-1556

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Artist

Girolamo da Carpi

Title

Ancient Sarcophagus Relief with the Labors of Hercules

Origin

Italy

Date

1521–1556

Medium

Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, and traces of black chalk, on buff laid paper, pieced at center

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, upper center, in pen and brown ink: "Aper Erimantheus"; left corner, in pen and brown ink: "Hydra Lernaea"; lower left across margin, in pen and brown ink:" ...xh[?] / ...ablara / Herculis Attila, de sui [?] vide Hygm. / Leo Nemaeus."; lower center, in pen and brown ink: "Per / Her"; lower right, in pen and brown ink: "ceruus [?] pernix / auratis anisibus [?]"; inscribed verso, upper left in graphite: "7"; upper right, in graphite: "9"

Dimensions

230 x 320 mm

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.3133

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