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Maker(s):Vasi, Giuseppe; Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1710-1782; 1720-1778)
Title:Tempio di Pallade eretto dall'Imperatore Domizano [The Temple of Pallas Erected by the Emperor Domitian]
Date Made:1740-45 plate; after 1870 print
Materials:Etching, ink on wove paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy
Measurements:Mat: 14 in x 18 in; 35.6 cm x 45.7 cm; Sheet: 9 1/4 in x 13 1/2 in; 23.5 cm x 34.3 cm; Plate: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/16 in; 22.2 cm x 33.2 cm; Image: 8 1/4 in x 12 11/16 in; 21 cm x 32.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. (printed, etched within plate): Vasi, e Piranesi dis.e inc. ; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): Tempio di Pallade, eretto dall'Imperatore Domiziano. / 1. Chiesa di S. Agata de' Tessitori. 2. Strada Alessandrina. 3. Tempio della Pace dalla parte opposta
Accession Number:  MH 1943.10.P.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Alice R. Little (Class of 1902), in memory of Caroline M. Galt

The crumbling ancient structure of Domitian's Temple of Pallas, located near his forum in Rome, integrated into newer medieval/early modern buildings. Figures of men, women, and a dog are seen in the foreground, as well as in the street that recedes diagonally back in the right side of the image. Beneath the image is an inscription with the title and a key to the numbered structures, identifying the architecture depicted:

1: Chiesa di S. Agata dei Tessitori [The Church of Saint Agatha of Weavers] (also called S. Maria in Macello Martyrum [Saint Mary of the Slaughter of the Martyrs])

2: Strada Alessandrina [the Via Alessandrina]

3: Tempio della Pace dalla parte opposta [The Temple of Peace on the opposite side] (actually the4th century Basilica of Maxentius)

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