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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni; Piranesi, Francesco
Culture:Italian (1720-1778; 1758/59-1810)
Title:Marble Pedestal of the Column of Antoninus Pius with the Apotheosis of Antoninus and Faustina
Date Made:1784-1789
Type:Print
Materials:Etching
Place Made:Europe; Italy
Measurements:Sheet: 48 7/16 in x 35 in; 123 cm x 88.9 cm; Plate: 22 11/16 in x 31 1/2 in; 57.6 cm x 80 cm; Image: 43 5/8 in x 31 1/2 in; 110.8 cm x 80 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1999.10.1
Credit Line:Purchase with the Susan and Bernard Schilling (Susan Eisenhart, Class of 1932) Fund
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Description:
Marble statue detailed drawing. The bottom half is gradually accending sections of marble bricks. The top half has a detailed drawing of the king and queen with three other Roman Gods. On the left there is a person sitting while leaning on one elbow and holding onto a monument. In the center is an angel or God with wings. On the right is a figure wearing a warrior's helmet and leaning on a shield that has the crest of Rome. The king and queen are top center and surrounded by eagles.

Keywords/Tags:
sculpture; emperors; ancient

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