Allegorical Figure Holding a Sphere

mid 1560s
(Italian, 1520–1582)

possibly after Giulio Romano

(Italian, 1492/99–1546)
Support: Cream(3) laid paper
Sheet: 24 x 13.4 cm (9 7/16 x 5 1/4 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Lewis&Boorsch 38
Location: not on view
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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.
Allegorical Figure Holding a Sphere

Allegorical Figure Holding a Sphere

mid 1560s

Giorgio Ghisi, Giulio Romano

(Italian, 1520–1582), (Italian, 1492/99–1546)
Italy, 16th century

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