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Egyptian obelisk, Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome

RIBA Ref No RIBA7939
Architect/DesignerFontana, Domenico (1543-1607)
Artist/PhotographerPiranesi, Giovanni Battista (1720-1778)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date1759
Image Date1759
ViewTopographical
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceSB1001/1(53)
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectObelisks
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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