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Plan and Elevation of a Tomb Chamber (Pianta, ed Elevazione di una Cam. sepolcrale)

18th century
18th century
395 x 255 mm (15.6 x 10 in.)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching
Series: from Roman Antiquities (Le Antichità Romane)
Marks: Signed in plate within border, lower center
Bibliography: Focillon 265; Petrucci (1953) 92; Wilton-Ely 400.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892)
Accession Number: Retrospective TBD

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This object has the following keywords:
  • 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.]
  • death
  • elevations (drawings) - Drawings showing the vertical elements of a building, either exterior or interior, as a direct projection to a vertical plane. DAC [April 1992 descriptor moved. May 1991 descriptor changed, was "elevations"; alternate term changed, was 'elevation'.]
  • graves - Excavations in the earth used for burial; for constructions raised over or around burial sites, use "tombs." [April 1993 related term added.]
  • Italy - TGN 1000080
  • plans (drawings) - Use for orthographic drawings in the horizontal plane, generally depicting discrete objects or spaces. Can also be used for a set of drawings for a project. For general reference to depictions or photographs showing structures or sites seen from directly above, use "plan views." For representations in plan view of portions of the earth's surface, emphasizing arterial or regional relationships and using larger scales, prefer "maps." [April 1992 descriptor moved. September 1991 descriptor changed, was "plans"; alternate term changed, was 'plan'. April 1991 scope note changed.]
  • Rome - TGN 7000874 (standard English name used here for this well-known city)

Dimensions
  • plate Dimensions: 395 x 255 mm (15.6 x 10 in.)

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