The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Arch of Constantine, Rome

Object Details

Title:

The Arch of Constantine, Rome

Artist/Maker:

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

Culture:

Italian

Place:

Rome, Italy (Place Created)

Date:

about 1860 - 1870

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XM.885.1.10

Dimensions:

17.1 × 23.5 cm (6 3/4 × 9 1/4 in.)

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Object Description

A triumphal arch with one large archway flanked by two smaller archways. The top of the arch has a carved inscription in Latin and small sculptures of figures. One of the small archways is boarded up with a wooden fence. There is a large portion of a stone wall in front of the arch.