Sepolcro di Metella detto Capo di Bove (Tomb of Caecilia Metella called Head of the Ox), from Le Magnificenze di Roma: Antichità Romane de'tempi della Repubblica

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720 - 1778


published 1752

Etching on heavy laid paper

Plate: 5 1/4 × 10 9/16 in. (13.4 × 26.9 cm)

Sheet: 14 5/8 × 20 13/16 in. (37.2 × 52.8 cm)

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



Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed in plate, center right: PIRANESI F. / Piranesi f. Inscribed in plate, upper left: Tav. 20; center right: SEPOLCRO DI / METELLA DETTO / CAPO DI BOVE Watermark, close to Colnaghi 4.

Published References

L. Nichols, Piranesi at Dartmouth: Etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in the Dartmouth College Collections, Hanover, NH: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1976, p.55, no. 63.

Catalogue Raisonne

Focillon, 62

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