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Drawing, Lions Juggling the Medici Balls

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1550 and we acquired it in 1958. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and bistre wash on gray paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mr. Hugh Cassel. It is credited Gift of Hugh Cassel.

Its dimensions are

16.9 x 25 cm (6 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Lions Juggling the Medici Balls; Italy; pen and ink, brush and bistre wash on gray paper; 16.9 x 25 cm (6 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.); Gift of Hugh Cassel; 1958-143-21

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