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Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Moving the Vatican Obelisk

Artist:
Natale Bonifacio (Italian, 1537–1592)
Draftsman:
Drawn by Giovanni Guerra (Italian, Modena 1544–1618 Rome)
Publisher:
Bartolomeo Grassi (Italian active Rome, ca. 1553–after 1595)
Architect:
Designed by Domenico Fontana (Swiss, Melide 1543–1607 Rome)
Patron:
Moving of obelisk commissioned by Pope Sixtus V (Felice Peretti) (Italian, Grottamare near Pescara 1520–1590 Rome)
Date:
1586
Medium:
Etching, printed from three plates
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.72(3.47)
Not on view
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 4, 2010–January 3, 2011.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cleopatra's Needle," December 2, 2013–June 8, 2014.

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Peter Parshall "Antonio' Lafreri's 'Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae'" Print Quarterly. 1, London, 2006.



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