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Panel of Ornament with a Birdcage

A work made of engraving on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on paper.


c. 1507


Nicoletto da Modena
Italian, active c. 1500-c. 1520

About this artwork

This decorative panel contains themes of war and triumph, presenting the fight above the birdcage while showing a celebratory procession below. The central figure represents a winged genius, possibly Fame, who holds the birdcage as well as palms and two trumpets. There are two figures tied to her, a naked woman and a warrior, and they satisfy the creatures below them with food and drink. Although the print surface is densely covered with imagery, Nicoletto da Modena often engraved his plates quite lightly, which can be seen in the delicacy of his printed line.


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Nicoletto da Modena


Panel of Ornament with a Birdcage




Engraving on paper

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

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