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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M5484
People
Anonymous Italy (Venice) 1499
Anonymous Germany, German
Title
A "mighty huge" elephant of black stone, with gold and silver dots. Upon the large back of this prodigious animal is placed an obelisk of verde-antique (fol. b vii verso)
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Illustrations from Colonna, Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Venice, Aldus, 1499
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1499
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Veneto, Venice
Culture
Italian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/252047
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Woodcut
Dimensions
22.5 × 13.5 cm (8 7/8 × 5 5/16 in.)
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Essling 1198
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Philip Hofer
Accession Year
1932
Object Number
M5484
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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