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Septem orbis admiranda (The Seven Wonders of the World)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    X,3.187

  • Title (series)

    • Septem orbis admiranda (The Seven Wonders of the World)
  • Description

    Plate 1, the statue of Jupiter at Olympia, seated at centre, surrounded by columns; with men wrestling in foreground and spectators on all sides; from a series of seven prints depicting the seven wonders of the world. 1608 Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1608
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 223 millimetres
    • Width: 285 Missing value
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in margin below image with two Latin couplets, beginning "Phidiacae monimenta manus"
  • Curator's comments

    See curator's comment to X,3.106 and 1873,0510.3613.

  • Bibliography

    • Bartsch XVII.187.1453 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Italian XVIc Mounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    X,3.187

  • Additional IDs

    • 1980,U.206
Plate 1, the statue of Jupiter at Olympia, seated at centre, surrounded by columns; with men wrestling in foreground and spectators on all sides; from a series of seven prints depicting the seven wonders of the world.  1608
Etching

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