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Spaccato della bottega ad uso di caffè detta degl'Inglesi situata in piazza di Spagna..., from Diverse Maniere d'adornare i cammini

A compartmentalized scene with several figures. Above, two sphinxes flank central figures with hieroglyphs. Birds flying in the sky. Openings show view of Egyptian landscape of pyramids and other structures, Egyptian figures, and caryatids in profile. Many Egyptian symbols cover the wall.

Credit: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Gilbert...

Etching on paper
Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020

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