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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1815.19.2
People
Jacques-Louis David, French (Paris 1748 - 1825 Brussels)
Title
Augury Instruments (The Roman Album)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
album page, drawing
Date
1775-1780
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/293051
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Red chalk counterproof on cream antique laid paper, mounted on a large sheet of cream antique laid paper
Technique
Counterproof
Dimensions
irregular: 18.9 x 44.7 cm (7 7/16 x 17 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Inscribed by David in brown ink, lower left: 1 Ligula, Instrument dont se Servoient / les augures lors quils éxaminoient les Entrailles / des Victimes / 2 Aquiminarium, Vase dor Sérvant à porter les Eaux Lustrale.- / 3 Olla; Port où les Prêtres faisoient Cuire la portion de Viande / quils avoient eüe de la Victime- / 4 autre Aquiminarium, ou Amula; Vaisseau remplie d'eau Lustrale ils etoient / à l'entrée des Temples, et le peuple S'arrosoit de Cette eau bénite; lower center (continuing the list): 5 Urnula[?] ou Fictiles petit Vase / qui Servoient à plusieurs Sortes de Choses- / 6 Petits Vaisseaux nomée Sympulum ou Sypuvium / ils étoients ordinairement de terre dans les queles / lon Versoit le Vin de Preféricule, pour faire les premieres / effusions; to the right of lower center: Albogalerus / Mitre des Sacrificateurs / qu'on appelloit /Flamines. The objects represented are numbered from 1 to 7. Inscribed in two shades of brown ink on mount: 212-dessin / contr'épreuve
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1815.19.2
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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