Numbered at lower right, in graphite, "5".
Watermark: Double chain with religious symbol, fragment. Possibly a Kingdom of the Two Sicilies watermark akin to that in 1966.11:15.
Stampfle, Felice. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Dover, 1978, no. 101, repr.
On same mat as 1966.11:23
This Sphinx-footed (or perhaps griffin-footed) pedestal is akin to numerous ancient Roman works, among them examples in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Venice (inv. 1887.114, from the Grimani collection), the Musee du Louvre (inv. MA611), and the British Museum (inv. 1805,0703.223), although the precise model for Piranesi's drawing has not yet been identified. See 1966.11:47 verso for a related drawing.
Morgan, Jane Norton, 1868-1925, former owner.
Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1892-1960, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.