Leaf 28 - Templum Dea Vesta Inter Capitolium Et Palatinum
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Temple of Vesta.
The image depicts the Temple of Vesta between the Capitoline and Palatine. The small round temple was used to contain the sacred fire and safeguard sacred relics. It burned in 390 BC, and several other times though. It stood at the east end of the Roman Forum. The temple was dedicated to Vesta, the protectress of both the family and State. Vestal Virgins guarded the sacred eternal flame, sacred water, and sacred cakes used in rituals. The temple was finally closed by Theodosius in 394 AD.
On the verso of the leaf is text in three languages with page title in Italian: Tempio Della Dea Vesta.
Leaf 28 Recto and Verso.
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Page 28.5 x 21 cm.
Image 23.5 x 17.75 cm.
Engraving on paper
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