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Print, Ornament Panel with Bird Cage

This is a Print. It was created by Nicoletto da Modena and published by Antonio Salamanca. It is dated ca. 1507 and we acquired it in 1946. Its medium is engraving on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

  • Church Birdcage
  • turned, cut, and stained mahogany, cherry, pine, cut brass, wire,....
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1916-19-83-a,b
  • Birdcage (China)
  • lacquered wood with inlaid bone,ivory, and ebony (base); carved and cut....
  • Gift of Thomas F. Ryan.
  • 1916-26-1-a/jj

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Birdcage (Netherlands)
  • tin-glazed earthenware, metal wire, metal.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1916-19-60-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x W: 26.2 × 13 cm (10 5/16 × 5 1/8 in.) Mat: 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: cross[?]

It is inscribed

Inscribed in plate upper right and left on tablets: N.O.; .S.P.Q.R./.D.I./.I. and .D.M./.A./N. on tablets held by winged figures top left and right; An.Sa.exc. at bottom

Cite this object as

Print, Ornament Panel with Bird Cage; Nicoletto da Modena (Italian, active 1500 – 1522); Italy; engraving on off-white laid paper; H x W: 26.2 × 13 cm (10 5/16 × 5 1/8 in.) Mat: 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1946-29-3

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Fragile Beasts.

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