Design for a Sepulchral Monument

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The back wall of a pavilion has the shape of a niche. In its is below the sarcophagus supported by Atlantes, and above an oval niche with an urn. A festoon surrounds the lower part of this niche. Laterally and in the front are no walls, but arches supported by two pillars. The entablature is projecting in front of the corners and is there supported by two obliquely standing columns. Rectangularly projecting steps give access to the platform. Above the entablature is an attic, with figures standing above the columns. The dome has the shape of a pedestal, with an escutcheon on top, supported by putti, of whom the left is sitting and blowing a trumpet, the right one apparently knels. Below is the left hald of the plan, and a sketch of a crouching griffin as a part of a decoration. Made in: Rome, Italy. Date: 1800s. Record ID: chndm_1938-88-1349.

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