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The Pantheon

Inscription

At top: PANTHEUM ROMANUM NUNC MARIAE COGNOMENTO ROTUNDAE NOTUM AD ANTIQUAM SUAM EFFIGIEM ET FORMAM EXPRESSUM At top (translation): The Roman Pantheon, now a church to Mary, known for its rotunda and ancient shape and distinct form At lower right: Labrum ex porphyrite, et duos ex ophite Leones Aegyptiis notis illistres, ex prosximis ut opinor Agrippae ac Neronis thermis, in celebriorem et ampliorem locum, pii Pontifices Maximi, ne situ squalloreve iacerent, propter Pantheum erigi collocarique iusserunt.

Provenance

Early provenance not researched; Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York, Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA, November 1897.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

1549

Catalogue Raisonné

B 100; Huelsen 5a

Accession Number

P1493

Medium or Technique

Engraving with etching

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