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Drawing, Sarcophagus for the Relic

This is a Drawing. It was created by Luigi Righetti. It is dated ca. 1825 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, watercolor, over graphite support: white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

27.2 x 36.3 cm (10 11/16 x 14 5/16 in.) Mat: 91.4 x 71.1 cm (36 x 28 in.)

It is inscribed

at lower margin, in pen and brown ink: Altezza e Larghezza del Cavo Sotto L'Altare

Cite this object as

Drawing, Sarcophagus for the Relic; Luigi Righetti (Italian, 1780 - 1819); Italy; pen and brown ink, watercolor, over graphite support: white laid paper; 27.2 x 36.3 cm (10 11/16 x 14 5/16 in.) Mat: 91.4 x 71.1 cm (36 x 28 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-5398

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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