Pair of engravings on laid paper of the pyramid of Cestius (Piramide di Caio Cestio or Piramide Cestia) an ancient monument in Rome, Italy. When it was built, 18 BC–12 BC, it was located in the open countryside. It is now in the center or Rome near the Porta San Paolo and the Protestant Cemetery. Inscription on the engravings read as follows:
62. Prospetto, e Spaccata della Piramide Sepolcrale di Caio Cestio dalla parte Occidentale. 1. Cunicoli antichi moderni scauati per entrare nela stanza Sepolcrale di ess. 2. Altro cunicola fatto in tempo di Alless.o Vii. per facilitare l'ingresso. 3. Stanza Sepolcrale.
61. FACCIA DELLA PIRAMIDE DI C. CESTIO, VERSO LEVANTE. Alta palmi izi largha palmi 130.
Inscription on the pyramid reads as follows: C. CESTIUS SLF POB EPVLO PR TR PL VII VIR EPVLONVM OPVS ABSOLVTVM EX TESTAMENTO DIEBVS CCCXXX ARBITRATV PONTI P F CLA MELAE HEREDIS ET POTHI L INSTAVRATVM AN DOMINI MD CLXIII [Gaius Cestius, son of Lucius, of the gens Pobilia, member of the College of Epulones, praetor, tribune of the plebs, septemvir of the Epulones].
Beautifully matted and framed, ready to display. In very good used condition with imperfections to frames as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 17 1/2" by 14 1/2"; Mat Opening: N°61: 9" by 8"; N°62: 9 1/4 by 8 1/2" approximately.