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Design of an Antique Gem (The Strozzi Medusa)

c. 1715
Girolamo Odam (Italian, 1681–1741)
Odam was an engraver active in Rome during the first half of the eighteenth century who was noted for his profound knowledge of antiquity. This drawing is a large-scale study for a 1715 engraving recording a famous antique gem known as the Strozzi Medusa, which had been discovered six years previously on the Caelian Hill in Rome and which is now in the British Museum in London.

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