Entrance del Popolo, Rome

Object Details

Title:

Entrance del Popolo, Rome

Artist/Maker:

Giorgio Sommer (Italian, born Germany, 1834 - 1914)

Culture:

Italian

Place:

Rome, Italy, Europe (Place created)

Date:

about 1860 - 1875

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XM.885.1.2

Dimensions:

17.3 × 23.7 cm (6 13/16 × 9 5/16 in.)

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A public square with an Egyptian obelisk in the center, covered in hieroglyphs. The obelisk is surrounded by small lion statues which act as fountains. There is a large gate beyond the obelisk with an arched gateway. The gate is topped with a sculpture of a star.