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Publio Elvio Pertinax Roman Emperor sculpture engraving bust

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Publio Elvio Pertinax


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Original antique print


Publio Elvio Pertinax Pertinax Publius Helvius in Latin (126 - 193), was a political , military , console and emperor Roman. Pertinax was proclaimed Roman Emperor in the morning following the assassination of Commodus December 31 192. From "Delle Antiche Statue Greche e Romane..., "a collection of ancient Greek and Roman statues found in Venice by Antonio Maria Zanetti the elder (1680-1757). As the librarian of San Marco, Zanetti was a collector, connoisseur, and artist. Framed in fine quality black frame with cream mount with gilt lines. Original descriptive text in Latin on the reverse. Slightly wrinkling to paper above the head.

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artist G Cattini (engraver)
method Copper-line engraving
date C1740
size 565mm by 440mm (frame)
SKU CL5678