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Pope Pius VI (1775-1799)

Circular medallion portrait suspended from a bow knot. A table shows the inscription: "PIVS SEXTVS / PONT. MAX." It is topped by a wind god and and flower boughs, and a garland hangs over it.

Credit: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund...

Etching on off-white laid paper
Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020

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