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Tomb of Caecilia Metella Called Capo di Bove [Ox Head] (Sepolcro di Metela detto Capo di Bove)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi1748

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Details

  • Title: Tomb of Caecilia Metella Called Capo di Bove [Ox Head] (Sepolcro di Metela detto Capo di Bove)
  • Creator: Giovanni Battista Piranesi
  • Date Created: 1748
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed in plate, center right: “Piranesi F.”; inscribed in plate, upper left: “Tav. 22.”
  • Set or Series Title: Some Views of Triumphal Arches and Other Monuments Erected by the Romans… (Alcune Vedute di Archi Trionfali…)
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), before 1953
  • Materials & Techniques: Etching on laid paper
  • Keywords: architecture, death, graves, Italy, Rome
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: First Paris edition, 1800–1807; loose sheet, not bound in volume
  • Dimensions: Plate dimensions: 137 mm x 271 mm (5.39 in. x 10.67 in.).
  • Bibliography: Focillon 62; Hind (1922) p. 75; Wilton-Ely 124
  • Associated People: Created by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778)
  • Accession Number: 1973.D1.38.41

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