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Porphyry vase
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Porphyry vase

Ca. 1650. Wood, Porphyry. Room 110

This large vase is decorated with a mask in the middle section. It lacks the lid and base, which are known from a drawing of 1682 now in London. It belonged to Gaspar de Haro y Guzmán, Marquis of Carpio (1619-1687) who was Spanish ambassador in Rome then Viceroy of Naples in 1683, assembling an exceptional art collection in Italy.

Technical data

Inventory number
O000492
Author
Anonymous
Title
Porphyry vase
Date
Ca. 1650
Technique
Sculpted
Medium
Wood; Porphyry
Dimension
Height: 63 cm.; Width: 50 cm.; Base/bottom: 20 cm.
Provenance
Collection of VII marqués del Carpio, Roma, 1676-1682; Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Civiltà del Seicento a Napoli, Electa, Nápoles, 1984, pp. 287.

González-Palacios, Alvar, Il Tempio del Gusto. Le Arte Decorative in Italia fra classicismi e barocco., II, Longanesi, Milán, 1984, pp. 147-148.

González-Palacios, Alvar, Las colecciones reales españolas de mosaicos y piedras duras, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2001, pp. 36.

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Room 110 (On Display)

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Update date: 04-12-2020 | Registry created on 02-12-2015

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