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Signed and dated prop design by Attilio Comelli - Radames' Triumphal Chair for 'Aida'

Collection: Attilio Comelli Design Collection
Object number: ROH/COM/DES/PRO/0006
Date: 1901
Description: Pencil and watercolour sketch with annotations depicting Radames seated on a gold and pink throne, decoratively carved with lotus flowers, chevrons, and sphinx heads. The throne is draped with animal skins and Radames' feet rest on a lion skin. The throne sits on a dais. Includes a side view of the throne. Handwritten note on the front of the design reads: 'These 2 props to be found from stock of CG. They will be carried by two singers. The lion and leopard skin from CG stock, also the drapery on the left side. Palms (unclear) also from stock'.
Prop designer: Attilio Comelli
Dimensions: height 37; width 27
Condition: Good.
Alternative number: CT 703
Related work: Aida