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Decorative stucco fragments from a building near the Circus of Caracalla, from Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi, Vol. I (Vases, candelabra, grave stones, sarcophagi, tripods, lamps, and ornaments designed and etched by Cavalieri Giovanni Battista Piranesi)

Series/Portfolio:
Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi, Vol. I
Artist:
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Date:
1778–80
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/8 x 31 1/2 in. (55 x 80 cm) Plate: 15 3/16 x 20 11/16 in. (38.5 x 52.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.12(5)
Not on view
Inscription: At upper right: 20
At lower right: Cav: Franco Piranesi incise
At bottom center: Colta, e Parete d'una delle Camere appartenenti allafabrica di delizia contigua al Circo di Caracalla

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Focillon unnumbered, following 618; Hind 87; Giesecke 120; Wilton-Ely II.983
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