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Photograph - Mosaics - Curious Mosaic found at Porto d'Anzio, now in the Capitoline Museum
  • Mosaics - Curious Mosaic found at Porto d'Anzio, now in the Capitoline Museum
    Parker, John Henry, born 1806 - died 1884
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Mosaics - Curious Mosaic found at Porto d'Anzio, now in the Capitoline Museum

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Rome (photographed)

  • Date:

    1864-1870 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Parker, John Henry, born 1806 - died 1884 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    mounted albumen print

  • Museum number:

    70973

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Photograph of a mosaic found at Porto d'Anzio, depicting Hercules spinning wool for Omphale, and a lion being tied down by cupids.

Place of Origin

Rome (photographed)

Date

1864-1870 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Parker, John Henry, born 1806 - died 1884 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

mounted albumen print

Dimensions

Height: 33.2 cm mount, Width: 26.8 cm mount

Object history note

This object is part of a series of over 3,300 photographs documenting the principal monuments, artworks and artefacts of Rome from the classical age to the 1600s. The photographs were taken between 1864 and 1879 under the direction of John Henry Parker, the founder of the British and American Archaeological Society of Rome, and many were published in his Archaeology of Rome (1874-1879). Parker employed local photographers including Adriano De Bonis, Filippo Spina, Carlo Baldassare Simelli, Francesco Sidoli, Filippo Lais and Giovanni Battista Colamedici, as well as a Canadian, Charles Smeaton. The Victoria and Albert Museum holds a large collection of the photographs taken before 1870.

Descriptive line

Photograph of a mosaic of Hercules found at Porto d'Anzio, from a set commissioned by John Henry Parker, Rome, 1864-1870

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

From departmental notes
The Archaeology of Rome, by John Henry Parker. Oxford: J. Parker and Co., 1874

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Cupids; Lions

Categories

Photographs; Archaeology; Mosaic; Myths & Legends

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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