The Porta San Paolo and the Pyramid of Cestius in Rome1809
The Porta San Paolo lies on the south side of the ancient city. Knip drew the gate from the city side. That one of the two passages was bricked up in Knip’s time is clearly visible. The structure at the right is the Pyramid of Cestius, a tomb built for Gaius Cestius, a Roman magistrate who held various high positions and died in 12 BC.
- Courtesy of Rijksmuseum
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