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Image of Numa Pompilius Giving the Law to the Romans

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Govanni Battista Galestruzzi
Italian (1618 - after 1661) Primary

Numa Pompilius Giving the Law to the Romans

Mid-17th century

4 5/8 in. x 5 13/16 in. (11.7 cm x 14.7 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: VP.38
Geography: Europe, Italy
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Engravings
Culture/Nationality: Italian
Collection: Drexel–Van Pelt Collection

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  • engravings - Prints on paper incorporating impressions of a reverse design created on a printing plate, usually copper, into which the design has been incised (engraved) using burins or gravers. Historically, "engravings" has sometimes been incorrectly used to refer to all prints, regardless of the specific technique. For prints made from designs engraved on a flat wooden block, use "wood cuts"; for prints made from a plate that is etched rather than engraved, use "etchings."
  • figures - Representations of humans, animals, or mythical beasts, in any medium.
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  • Italian - Refers to the culture of the modern nation of Italy, or in general to cultures that have occupied the boot-shaped Italian peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea.

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  • Sheet Dimensions: 4 5/8 x 5 13/16 in. (11.7 x 14.7 cm)

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