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Plate 2, La Terre (The Earth), Arabesques (Arabesques)

Plate 2 of a series of 6 numbered plates. Symmetrically-designed panel with grotesques. At lower center, a mask, with ribbons at its eyes connecting it to the body of a herm at center; the figure's tail forms two cartouches, upon which hang a leopard and lion. Circular medallion at upper center, above which two putti kiss. Ornamental decorations include festoons of flowers.

Credit: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council ...
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Etching on paper
Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020

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