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Divers Trophées (Weapon Trophies after the Façade of Palazzo Milesi in Rome)

Divers Trophées (Weapon Trophies after the Façade of Palazzo Milesi in Rome)

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Summary

Print from a series of six reproducing the weapon trophies over the second floor windows of Palazzo Milesi in Rome, designed and executed by Polidoro da Caravaggio in 1525/26. The print shows a large trophy with a Roman centurion helmet. The helmet is characterized by two hybrid sphinxes on the sides and an eagle with spread wings on top. To the left of the central helemt is another smaller one, which appears to be crowned by a lion's head. In a semispherical compartment below the central helmet the inscriptions have been placed.
Polidoro da Caravaggio (Italian, Caravaggio ca. 1499–ca. 1543 Messina)

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Date

1651
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Source

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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