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What is this?

Sea horse with enormously long sea body, conducted by rein of flying putto. Above sea horse's long back, woman lying apparently supporting a dish. Upon one of scrolls of body, sits putto. Below, woman with casket, resting upon sea ox.

This is a drawing from Italy. It is dated ca. 1820 and we acquired it in 1901. Museum purchase through gift of various donors. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

pen and dark brown ink, brush and sepia wash over black chalk on off white laid paper

Its dimensions are

27.7 x 20.7 cm (10 7/8 x 8 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: lily in double circle, on top of CB

This object was designed by Felice Giani

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18109077/ |title=Drawing, "Two Friezes with Women and Sea Monsters", ca. 1820 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=27 August 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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