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Circus Maximus

Circus Maximus

 
 
description

Summary

from a book by Onofrio Panvinio, historian and archeologist, 1529-1568, published posthumously (artist notes)
Unknown (artist nationality)
Recto: top edge: (beneath moat, in Latin) POMPAE · CIRCENSIS · A · PRISCEIS · ROMANEIS · FLORENTE · IMPERIO · MAXIMO · APPARATV · ET · RELIGIONE · SOLENNI · RITV · CELEBRATE · EX · ANTIQVEIS · LIBRORVM · LAPIDVM · ET · NVMMORVM · TETIMONEIS · ACCVRATA EXPRESSIO · ONVPHRII PANVINII · VERONENSIS · INVENTORIS · SVMTV · ET · AEREIS · TYPEIS · VENETIES · ANNO SALVTIS · [symbol of infinity, a horizontal "8", meaning 1000] DLXXX · GRE° · XIII · PAPA. / Cum priuilegieis Pontificis. Imperatoris, Regnum. Reipublicae, Venetae, et Ducum. ; left edge: ONVPHRIVS · PANVINIVS / VERONENSIS · AVCTOR ; first row, right to left, descriptions beneath groups of figures: Senatores | Reliqui magistratus | Lictores [et?] uiatores | Reliqui sacerdotes | Virgines Vestales | XV. uivi sacris faciundis | Augures | Flamines | Pontifices | Pont. max | Arma. maxi | Carpenta ; second row, left to right: Currus | Currus | Tensae | Fercula | Hostiae | Victimarij | Popae Victimae | Pullarij Haruspices | Ministri sacerdotum | Camilli et flaminij | third row, right to left: Cytharoedi | Tibicines | Tubicines | Satyrica Saltatio | Pueri | Iuuenes | Armata Saltatio · Viri | Cursores | Pugiles | Luctatores | fourth row, left to right: Quadrigae | Trigea | Bigae | Iuuentus Romana equestris | Pedestrisque armata | Summus magistratus qui pompam ducebat ; center: (beneath obelisk) Obeliscus ; far left and far right (on goal posts) Meta ; far right: (beneath entrance) Oppida ; l. l.: (on entrance) Moenianum / S P Q R ; bottom center: POMPA · CIRCENSIS | Pag. 89. | CIRCVS · MAXIMVS. ; l. r.: [plate] V / Pag. 89 ; verso: top center: (in pencil) Fêtes romaines; l. l.: (in pencil) C575/633 (inscription)
Etching. (medium)
Good condition overall. Vertical center crease where etching was probably originally folded as plate in book. Small hole in center crease about three inches from lower edge. Light creases along all edges. Small edge tear lower right edge, mended. Two small edge tears lower left bottom edge, mended. (condition)
Paul Ritti, Librairie P. Ritti, Paris, 4 Mar. 1930. (provenance)
Cornu (Curved trumpet), Tuba (Straight trumpet), Tibia (Aulos), Cythara (Lyre) (instrument)
Panvinio, Onofrio, 1529-1568 (related names)
16th century (century)
Mythological, etc. (miller category)

date_range

Date

1500 - 1599
person

Contributors

Unknown artist (artist)
create

Source

Library of Congress
copyright

Copyright info

Public Domain