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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Obelisco Egizio [Egyptian Obelisk] from the series Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome]
Date Made:1759 plate; 1777 or before, print
Materials:Etching, black ink on ivory laid paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:Mat: 34 in x 26 in; 86.4 cm x 66 cm; Sheet: 29 1/8 in x 21 1/4 in; 74 cm x 54 cm; Plate: 21 1/4 in x 15 7/8 in; 54 cm x 40.3 cm; Image: 20 3/4 in x 15 3/4 in; 52.7 cm x 40 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscripton: recto, lwr. l. (printed, within plate):QUESTO FU ERETTO DA SISTO V. NELLA PIAZZA DI S. GIO LATERANO ; inscription: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): OBELISCO EGIZIO ; signature: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within plate): PIRANESI ARCHITETTO FEC.
Accession Number:  MH 1966.18.P.RII
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown

The Egyptian obelisk in the Piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano. The remains of an aquaduct is visible in the distance to the left of the obelisk and the corner of a building (S. Giovanni in Laterano) is visible to the right. Below the image is an inscription with the title and key to the numbered features.

1: Palazzo fabricato da Sisto V. ora Conservatorio di Zitelle [Palace constructed by Sixtus V now the Conservatory of Zitelle]

2: Scala Santa [the Holy Stairs]

3: Rovine di Acquedotti antichi [Ruins of ancient Aqueducts]

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