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Column of Phocus Excavated to the Base


Recto, below image in ink on mount: Column of Phocas. /Excavated to the base Below this, MacPherson blind stamp, with number 89 in graphite L. r., in ink: Rome: Italy Verso, MFA Photo Library Accession Sticker, with numbers in ink: 436/R6/S.11/ . . . 14019 To right of sticker, in ink: Rome. Column of Phocas. Further to right, in ink: Erected 608 A. D. Below sticker, in graphite: 197 Further to right, in graphite: Phocas [crossed out] Column of Phocas/excavated to the base In center, stamped in violet ink: Museum of Fine Arts, /Boston. L. r., stamped in black ink: The Gardner Brewer Collection

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection


Image: 38.1 x 28 cm (15 x 11 in.) Mount: 55.7 x 45.7 cm (21 15/16 x 18 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print