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Maker(s):Lauro, Giacomo
Culture:Italian (1561-1645)
Title:Circi Antonini Caracalla [The Circus of Caracalla], Plate 146 from the series Antiquae Urbis Splendor [The Wonders of Ancient Rome]
Date Made:1612-1641
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:Mat: 14 in x 18 in; 35.6 cm x 45.7 cm; Sheet: 7 5/16 in x 9 5/8 in; 18.6 cm x 24.4 cm; Image: 7 1/8 in x 9 1/2 in; 18.1 cm x 24.1 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. ctr. (printed, etched in plate): CIRCI ANTONINI CARACALLÆ; PLATE NUMBER: recto, upp. r. (printed, etched in plate): 146; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, ecthed in plate): (six lines of text to be added)
Accession Number:  MH 2013.1.16
Credit Line:Gift from the collection of Louise Fitz Randolph
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Ruins of the Circus of Maxentius (known during Lauro's lifetime as the Circus of Caracalla), its surrounding walls still partially standing. Cattle graze and men hunt with crossbows within the grounds of the circus. Across the center of the circus' grounds there is an obelisk lying on its side, broken in many pieces. Hills and the tomb of Caecilia Metella in the background. Caption/key below.

ruins; tombs; cities; architecture

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