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The Coaci Inkstand

Artist

Vincenzo Coaci

Date

1792

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G310
The Coaci Inkstand, Vincenzo Coaci
The Coaci Inkstand: Gallery Label - Current
: Tour de Force
: A Monument of Rome
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Silver, silver gilt, lapis lazuli, and rosso antico marble
Size: 28 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. (72.39 x 52.07 x 37.47 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Rome
Culture: Europe, Italy
Style: 18th century
Inscriptions: Signature; Date [Vincenzo Coaci Roma 1790]
Physical Description: The inkstand is a replica of the Quirinal Monument in Rome and was made to commemorate its erection during the pontificate of Pius VI. The composition includes an Egyptian obalisk, and four horse tamers that can be swung from their bases on levers to reve
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of funds from The Morse Foundation
Accession Number: 69.80.1a,b
Artist: Vincenzo Coaci, Italian (Rome), 1756-1794
Role: Silversmith
Nationality: Italian
Life Dates: Italian (Rome), 1756-1794
Added to Site: February 28, 2009