Location Notes:
JHZ; 2nd flr., Conference Rm 210.

L'Ornement Polychrome: Egyptien: Plate III

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.233.3
Artist:
Auguste Racinet
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Chromolithograph
Date:
1869
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 16 in Width: 12.25 in
Note: Image Size: 11.8125"H x 7.6875"W Paper Size: 16H x 12.25"W
Description:
Print of Egyptian jewelry on a cream background. Winged blue scarab in lower center, two women in elaborate headdresses framing the top of the image. Majority of jewelry of religious symbols: images of various birds, plants, a sphinx, etc.
Historical Context:
This piece is one of a collection of 220 plates created as reference works for architects, artists and decorators in the 19th century. The goal was to bring motifs from various ancient cultures around the world to the hands of the designers of the time. Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, Roman, Chinese, Japanese, Persian and Indian influences were all included. Also highlighted in the publications were Medieval, Renaissance and 18th century European art.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
chromolithographs