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An emperor performing a sacrifice to Hercules. Etching by M. Piccioni.

Piccioni, Matteo, approximately 1615-1671.
Date
[between 1600 and 1699]
Reference
2917474i
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About this work

Description

The roundels on the Arch of Constantine are said to show various emperors including Hadrian and Trajan

Publication/Creation

[Rome], [between 1600 and 1699]

Physical description

1 print : etching, in circle ; image and lettering diameter 21.8 cm

Lettering

Ramis affixo leonis rictu, signoque redimito, Herculi votum solvit Hercules aemulator. Matheo Piccioni fecit.

Publications note

Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, Würzburg 1920-1922, vol. XXI, p. 92, no. 11 ("Sacrifice fait à Hercule")

Lettering note

Translation of lettering: With the jaw of the lion having been placed on the branches, and the standard redeemed, the emulator Hercules [or the emulator of Hercules] fulfils his vow to Hercules.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2917474i

Reproduction note

After a roundel on the south side of the Arch of Constantine, Rome, over the west arch

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Latin


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