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Ancient Altar, from Antichità d'Albano e di Castel Gandolfo Descritte ed incise da Giovambatista Piranesi (Antiquities of Albano and of Castel Gandolfo described and etched by Giovambattista Piranesi), tavola 8

Series/Portfolio:
Antichità d'Albano e di Castel Gandolfo Descritte ed incise da Giovambatista Piranesi
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
1764–70
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (55 x 40 cm) Plate: 16 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. (42.8 x 24.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.11(12)
Not on view
Inscription: At upper right: Tav. VIII.
At left center: Quest'ara quadrilatera / con altra simile chia: / mate abusivamente / Tripodi serviano per / l'acqua lustrale nel: / la Chiesa di S. Maria / della Stella in Albano
At right center: A Pilastro d'ordine Dorico / B Colonna d'ordina Ionico / La Colonna C, ed il / pilastro D, essendo / ambedue le are in / castrate nel muro / per la metà, non si / può sapere se si: / ano di due altri / differenti ordini.
At bottom center: Ara antica
At lower right: Piranesi F.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Focillon 517; Hind 86; Giesecke 118; Wilton-Ely II.707.650
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