Egyptian Obelisk. This was erected by Pope Sixtus V in the Piazza of St. John Lateran, from Views of Rome

A work made of etching on heavy ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching on heavy ivory laid paper.

Date:

1750/59

Artist:

Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Italian, 1720-1778

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Artist

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Title

Egyptian Obelisk. This was erected by Pope Sixtus V in the Piazza of St. John Lateran, from Views of Rome

Origin

Italy

Date

1750–1759

Medium

Etching on heavy ivory laid paper

Dimensions

529 x 400 mm (image); 543 x 405 mm (plate); 797 x 555 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Frank B. Hubachek

Reference Number

1941.123

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