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Title
Pyramid of Gaius Cestius; Pyramid of Cestius
Corner column
General View
Work Type
tombs; pyramids (tombs or platforms); mural paintings (visual works)
Date
18-12 BCE
Image: February 15, 2019
Location
Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy
Material
travertine
Description
Commentary: Forbidden by law to have his extensive collection of costly textiles buried with him, Gaius Cestius chose to have them sold, with the proceeds used to pay for freestanding columns that boasted of his influential connections to be placed at the pyramid's corners.
Source
Information: Claridge, Rome Archaeological Guide
Photographer: Upton, Dell
Rights
Dell Upton
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Corner column_5959.jpg
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