Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bas-reliefs removed from Trajan's Column, from Trofeo o sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide...(The Trophy or Magnificent Spiral Column), tavola 20

Series/Portfolio:
Trofeo o sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide di marmo composta di grossi macigni ove si veggono scolpite le due guerre daciche fatte, da Trajano inalzata nel mezzo del Gran Foro eretto al medesimo imperadore per ordine del senato e popolo romano doppo i suoi trionfi; Columna Antonina
Artist:
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Date:
1774–79
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 1/4 x 29 1/2 in. (54 x 75 cm)
Plate: 20 15/16 x 15 3/16 in. (53.2 x 38.5 cm) printed horizontally
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.14(25)
Not on view
Inscription: At left: In questa tavola vedonsi rappresentati / il Signifero ed il corniculario colle varie / Insegne Romane / A. Signifero coperto colla pelle di Leone / B. Corniculario o Cornicine / C. Aquila legionaria / D. / E. / F. Insegni delle Coorti colle immagini cli- / peate degli Augusti / G. Insegna manipulare / H. / I. / K. Fardello del Soldato legionario dal / quale derivò la denominazione di / Miles sub fasce
At lower right: Cav. Francesco Piranesi inc.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
On recto at upper right in ink: Tav. XX.
Focillon following 573; Giesecke 119; Hind 86-87; Wilton-Ely II.767
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