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Chimera

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Senese, Agoatini
Place made: Italy, Lazio, Roma, Rome
Date made: 1685
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 8 in x 6 in
Nomenclature: mythology
Classification: whales

Monochrome engraving depicting a chimera composed of two human heads, a bird's head and feet, and a ram's head, standing on a lizard and spitting out, or biting upon the tail of, a dolphin. Surrounded by a simple oval border. Above is the title, "CHIMERA"; the page or plate number is given as 204. Under the border is the text "In Onice" (made in onyx), indicating that the depicted object was carved from onyx.


AF-LX-1697

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