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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 5 3/4 in
Nomenclature: mythology
Classification: whales

Monochrome engraving showing a chimera with the head and feet of a rooster and the faces of a man and of a ram growing out of its midsection. Behind it is a rabbit, and it stands atop the head of a dolphin with a feather in its tailfin. Marked "203". Text reads, "CHIMERA" (above) "In Niccolo" (below; translates to "made of [nickel?]).


AF-LX-1693

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