[Obelisk, Piazza del Popolo]

Unknownabout 1860–1870

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

An Egyptian obelisk covered in carved hieroglyphs set on a pedestal in the center of a public square. There are four stone lines surrounding the obelisk, each spitting water into small basins. A man is standing beside two horses drinking out of one of the basins.


  • Title: [Obelisk, Piazza del Popolo]
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: about 1860–1870
  • Location Created: Rome, Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: 25.4 × 36.6 cm (10 × 14 7/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XP.1148.8
  • Culture: Italian
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown maker, Italian
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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