The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Two Pillars, from St. John d'Acri

Object Details

Title:

The Two Pillars, from St. John d'Acri

Artist/Maker:

Unknown maker, Italian

Place:

Venice, Italy (Place Created)

Date:

about 1870–1890

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XP.771.3

Dimensions:

34.9 × 25.9 cm (13 3/4 × 10 3/16 in.)

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Object Description

Two pillars supporting a row of arches on the side of a building. The pillars are engraved with intricate geometric patterns. There is a small statue of two men embracing placed against the building in the foreground. The figures are both wearing helmets and cloaks.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1984

Samuel Wagstaff, Jr., American, 1921 - 1987, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.