The Column of Marcus Aurelius (Colonna Antonina)
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The Column of Marcus Aurelius (Colonna Antonina)1759
551 x 407 mm (21.7 x 16 in.)
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)
- architecture - Art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. Refers also to the structures created. [November 1994 related term added. October 1990 alternate term added.]
- columns (architectural elements) - Use for cylindrical, upright masonry members, usually either giving support or appearing to give support and usually comprised of three sections: a base, capital, and shaft; common also on furniture, especially as decorative elements. Use also for all uprights in steel frame or concrete frame structures. For square or rectangular members, either in masonry construction or classically treated, and for massive uprights in Medieval architecture, use "piers (supporting elements)"; for wooden square uprights, use "posts." [January 1995 related term added. March 1993 descriptor changed, was 'columns'; alternate term changed, was 'column'; descriptor moved. July 1991 scope note changed.]
- Italy - TGN 1000080
- Rome - TGN 7000874 (standard English name used here for this well-known city)
- plate Dimensions: 551 x 407 mm (21.7 x 16 in.)
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778) . The Column of Marcus Aurelius (Colonna Antonina), 1759. From Views of Rome Drawn and Etched by Giambattista Piranesi, Venetian Architect (Vedute di Roma disegnate ed incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architetto Ve[nez]iano). Etching on laid paper. Fifth of seven states. plate : 551 x 407 mm (21.7 x 16 in.). DAC accession number 1973.D1.99. Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), before 1953.
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