Presentation of a Decapitated Head and the Keys to the City

Drawing from a fresco cycle.

Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770)
Presentation of a Decapitated Head and the Keys to the City
Drawn for Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Rerum Italicarum Scriptores,
ca. 1725–30
Black chalk reworked with traces of red chalk on white paper
3 × 6 1/8 in. (75 × 155 mm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
© The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY