The Digital Piranesi

Vuë du temple de Neptune Dieu tutelaire de l’ancienne Ville de Pesto / View of the Temple of Neptune, Patron God of the Ancient City of Pesto

Vue du temple de Neptune Dieu tutelaire de l’ancienne Ville de Pesto, quoi qu’on n’y voye aucune marque qui puisse indiquer si ce
temple appartenoit á cette Divinité, ou á quelqu’autre. Il est situé dans le milieu de la Ville, et il est surprenant par sa magnificence,
et sa grandeur. Il est bâti de grosses pierres semblables au Travertino, mais à cause de quelques deffauts il a eté enduit d’un plâtre
fin, tres blanc.

View of the temple of Neptune, the protecting God of the ancient City of Pesto, even though one sees no trace that can indicate
whether this temple belonged to this God or to some other. It is situated in the middle of the City, and it is surprising by its
magnificence and its magnitude. It is built of large stones similar to the Travertino, but because of some defects it was coated with a
fine, very white plaster.


To see this image in Ville de Pestum, vol 15 of Piranesi's Opere, click here.




















 

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