Obelisco Egizio (Eygptian Obelisk), from Le Magnificenze di Roma: Vedute di Roma

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720 - 1778

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1759

Etching on Heavy laid paper

Plate: 21 7/16 × 15 15/16 in. (54.5 × 40.5 cm)

Sheet: 27 5/8 × 20 13/16 in. (70.2 × 52.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

PR.977.24.16

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, in plate, lower right : Piranesi Architetto fec.; Inscribed, in plate, lower center: OBELISCO EGIZIO; Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Questo fu eretto da Sisto V. nella Piazza di S. Gio. Laterano / 1. Palazzo fabricato da Sisto V. ora Conservatorio di Zitelle.; Inscribed, in plate, lower right: 2. Scala Santa / 3. Rovine di Acquedotti antichi; Watermark: fleur-de-lis in circle [Hind 1]

Course History

REL 30.1, Sacred Cities: Rome, Christopher MacEvitt, Winter 2019

Catalogue Raisonne

Focillon 796; Hind 17 i/vii

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