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Allegorical Figure Holding a Sphere

Allegorical Figure Holding a Sphere

mid 1560s

Giorgio Ghisi

(Italian, 1520-1582)

possibly after Giulio Romano

(Italian, 1492/99-1546)

Engraving

Support: Cream(3) laid paper

Sheet: 24 x 13.4 cm (9 7/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1972.149

Catalogue raisonné: Lewis&Boorsch 38

Description

Giorgio Ghisi (Italian, 1520/21-1582)

Allegorical Figure Holding a Sphere
(after Giulio Romano?), mid-1560s
Engraving

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1972.149

Scholars disagree about the identity of this allegorical personification.
She has been variously described as Victory, Fortune, Temperance, and the
Primum Mobile (Prime Mover), believed to be a force that generated
celestial motion.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Engraving
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Engraving
Credit line: 
Dudley P. Allen Fund

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