Ornamenti o Grottesche (Grotesque Ornament)

Etching on off-white laid paper | c. 1653

Stefano della Bella

A thick plant stem with large leaves is the main motif of the etching. Two winged sphinxes with long hair grip the stem, one above the other. The hind leg of a third is visible at top. The floating head of a child is present near the top.

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