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Candelabra Grotesque with a Large Vase Flanked by Sphinxes

Candelabra Grotesque with a Large Vase Flanked by Sphinxes

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Summary

Two thirds of a candelabra grotesque, copied after a print published by Cornelis Bos around 1540. The design is characterized by a large vase on a pedestal forming the base of the candelabra. The vase is flanked by female sphinxes. On top of the vase a small pavillion-like structure is placed in which a woman stands holding an acanthus leaf. To the right a menora springs from a meandering acanthus rinceau.
Anonymous, Italian, 16th century ?

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Date

1540
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Source

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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