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Inscribed plaques of Gente Cornelia found in the Hypogeum of the Scipioni, from Monumenti degli Scipioni (Monuments of the Scipios), tavola 5

Series/Portfolio:
Monumenti degli Scipioni
Artist:
Francesco Piranesi (Italian, Rome 1758–1810 Paris)
Published in:
Rome
Date:
1785
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
sheet: 21 1/4 x 15 3/8 in. (54 x 39 cm) plate: 12 3/16 x 17 11/16 in. (31 x 45 cm) printed horizontally on the sheet
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.5(6)
Not on view
Inscription: At upper right: Tav. V.
At lower left: Cav. Francesco Piranesi f.
At bottom center: Lapidi insigni della Gente Cornelia trovate nell' Ipogeo degli Scipioni

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Graesse 303; Hind 89
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