Piranesi as Designer
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design for decorative relief panel on the right-hand stela of the south wall, piazzale de’ cavalieri di malta, rome, ca. 1764–67

This design shows the complex blend of Maltese, Rezzonico, and Etruscan symbolism characteristic of Piranesi’s Aventine decorations. Among the most prominent items in this relief are the lyre, cameo, and shepherd’s pipes, which may have symbolized Etruscan connections with the early history of the Aventine Hill.

Design for a Commode

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Design for a Fountain

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

design for a side table

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

designs for two commodes

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

sketch design for a monumental candelabrum

Giovanni Battista Piranesi