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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Piramide di Caius Cestius [Pyramid of Caius Cestius] from the series Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome]
Date Made:1756 plate; 1777 or before, print
Type:Print
Materials:etching, ink on laid paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:mat: 22 in x 28 in; 55.88 cm x 71.12 cm; sheet: 15 1/4 in x 21 1/8 in; 38.735 cm x 53.6575 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within image): PIRAMIDE DI C. CESTIO ; inscription: recto, lwr. ctr. r. (printed, within plate): PRESSO L’AUTORE ; signature: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within plate): PIRANESI F.
Accession Number:  MH 1991.4.648.1
Credit Line:Bequest of Helene Brosseau Black (Class of 1931)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Huge pyramid w/ ruins and trees. The pyramid is in the center with attached wall extending into foreground. Two columns at corner of pyramid with arcade visible behind. Figure sitting on the ground gestures to inscription on banderal in foreground.

Tags:
architecture; buildings; ancient; columns; ruins; temples; people; international

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