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Creator:
Print made by unknown artist
Published by Antonio Lafreri, 1512–1577, French
Title:

Ad Metellae Echo

Additional Title(s):

Sepulchre of Caecilia Metella

Part Of:

Collective Title: Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae

Date:
1549
Medium:
Line engraving and etching on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Watermark

Lettered above image: "AD METELLAE ECHO | Creticvs Hic Natam Crassvs Hvmasse Ivgalem | Fertvr Et Hinc Qvestvs Congeminare Locvm"; inside image, upper center: "CAECILIAE | Q CRETICI F | METELLAE CRASSI"; lower center; below image: "Metellae Vxoris Crafsi sepulchrum, editiore Appia uiae loco conspicuum. Est igitur opus ampliore ac rotunda mole, ex lapide quadrato | Tiburtino; marmoreo Zophoro trophoeis et boum capitibus insigni, vulgo notum. Vt autem, antiguitate, hippodromo Caracallae, | Tullique testimonio clarum est; ita, totidem verborum sententiam Echo quinquies reddente, omnibus admirabile prope, videatur. | Antonij Lafrerij 1549"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1974.12.1449
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:24750
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