Record number 03/2155
TitleStylobates Columnae Antoninae Nuper E Ruderibus Campi Martii Iussu SS. D.N. Clementis XI. Effosus In Tres Tabulas Distributus.
ImprintRomæ: Cura, et impensis Dominici de Rubeis ad Sac: Aedem S. Mariae de Pace cum Privil. Sum. Pont. et Sup. permissu, Ann. MDCCVIII.
Physical DescriptionTitle-pl., 3 pl.: 360×460mm.
Summary NoteThe column of Antoninus Pius was originally erected in 161 A.D. by Antoninus's successor, Marcus Aurelius. The base of the column was discovered in 1703.

The plates have explanatory captions, and show: the inscription; the bas-relief of the apotheosis of Antoninus and his wife Faustina; the bas relief of a military funeral parade.

The fragments are now in the Vatican Museum.
Responsibility NoteThe title plate is signed as drawn and engraved by Franciscus Aquila.
SubjectColumn of Antoninus Pius (Rome) - Bas-reliefs, Roman - Columns - Sculpture, Roman - Public sculpture, Roman - Outdoor sculpture, Roman - Monuments, Roman - National monuments, Roman - Inscriptions, Latin - Italy - Rome - Vatican City - History - 2nd century
Funerals - Rulers - Monarchs - Italy - Rome - 2nd century
Art history - Archaeology - Italy - 18th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century
Name as Subject Antoninus Pius, Emperor of Rome, 0086 - 0161
Faustina, Empress, consort of Antoninus Pius, emperor of Rome, 0141
Binding Note18th-century mottled calf; rebacked in 20th century; gilt-tooled spine in 18th-century manner; brown spine-labels, lettered, 'Bartoli And Bellori Colonna Cochlis Antonino'. Bound with Columna Cochlis M. Aurelio Antonino Augusto Dicata ... Notis Io. Petri Bellorii Illustrata Et A Petro Sancte Bartolo ... incisa (1704).
ProvenanceThe Columna Cochlis (1704) with which this is bound is inscribed in ink on the title-plate, 'Given by Joshua Reynolds Jany 7th 1769'.
Contributors Aquila, Francesco Faraone, 1676 - ca. 1740, source artist, draughtsman, engraver
Rossi, Domenico de, 1647 - 1729, publisher
Reynolds, Joshua, P.R.A., 1723 - 1792, previous owner, donor
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