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Maker(s):Lauro, Giacomo
Culture:Italian (1561-1645)
Title:Ecclesia S. Ioannis Laterani [Basilica of St. John Lateran], Plate 153 from the series Antiquae Urbis Splendor [The Wonders of Ancient Rome]
Date Made:1612-1641
Type:Print
Materials:Engraving
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:Mat: 14 in x 18 in; 35.6 cm x 45.7 cm; Sheet: 7 3/16 in x 9 7/16 in; 18.3 cm x 24 cm; Image: 7 1/2 in x 9 1/4 in; 19 cm x 23.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. ctr. (printed, etched in plate): ECCLESIA • S • IOANNIS, LATERANI; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. l. (printed, etched in plate): (thirteen lines of text in a box to be added); INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. ctr. (printed, etched in plate): Palatium Pontificas a Sixto V. constructú obeliscus translatus e Circo / Maximo a Sixto V. et hic erectus ante templum.; PLATE NUMBER: recto, upp. r. (printed, etched in plate): 153; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. r. (printed, etched in plate): (thirteen lines of text in a box to be added); INSCRIPTION: recto, ctr. r. (printed, etched in plate): Porticus et supralocus ad benedicendúpo / pulo a Sixto V.; INSCRIPTION: recto, ctr. r. (printed, etched in plate): Locus ubi Baptist[ill.] Constantini / cum duobus oratori[ill.] / est Sloan Bap. alter. S.lo. [ill.]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. r to ctr. r (printed, etched in plate): Scala Sancta ad caput eius sacellum quad Santú Sanctor,; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, etched in plate): (nine lines of text in to be added)
Accession Number:  MH 2013.1.19
Credit Line:Gift from the collection of Louise Fitz Randolph
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
The palace and church of San Giovanni in Laterano seen from the south side, the other buildings in the church complex to the right. The Lateran Obelisk in the piazza in the right foreground, with many people walking around the open space, one carriage to the right. Caption/key below.

Tags:
churches; architecture; obelisks

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