Arch of Janus Quadrifrons

Robert MacPherson (Scottish, 1811–1872)


Image: 28 x 38.8 cm (11 x 15 1/4 in.) Mount: 35.7 x 45.9 cm (14 1/16 x 18 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print

Not On View


Europe, Photography




Recto, below image in ink on mount: Arch of Janus Quadrifrons
Verso, MFA Photo Library Accession Sticker, with numbers in ink:
436/R6/L6.1/ . . . 13989
Ro right of sticker, in ink: Rome. Arch of Janus Quadrifrons/ (Arco di Giano). / Late Imperial Period.
U. R., in ink: Erected in honor of Constantine?
In center, stamped in violet ink: Museum of Fine Arts, /Boston.
L. l., in ink: Gardner Brewer Bequest. / Macpherson 112

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection