Egyptian obelisk, Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome
|Architect/Designer||Fontana, Domenico (1543-1607)|
|Artist/Photographer||Piranesi, Giovanni Battista (1720-1778)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, [1747?-1788]), pl. 53 NOTES: Dating from the 15th century BC, this obelisk had been brought to Rome in 357 to decorate the Circus Maximus. Found in pieces in 1587 it was reconstructed on this site the following year by Domenico Fontana.
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