Leaf 41 - Templum Cibeles (In Monte Palatino)
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Cybele (Goddess) -- Cult.
Temple of Cybele.
Temple of Magna Mater.
The image depicts the Temple of Cybele located on the Palatine Hill. Also called the Temple of Magna Mater, it was Rome's first and most important temple to the "Great Mother", whose Greek name was Cybele. It was built to house a statue and a black stone (possibly a meteorite) brought from Greek Asia Minor in 204 BC. The new temple was dedicated in April 191 BC, and Magna Mater's first Megalesia festival was held on the temple's proscenium. The temple burned and was rebuilt several times until it was ordered destroyed in 394 AD by Emperor Theodosius I.
The verso of this leaf contains text in three languages with the page title in Italian: Tempio di Cibele.
Leaf 41 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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