Column of Phocus Excavated to the Base

Robert MacPherson (Scottish, 1811–1872)


Image: 38.1 x 28 cm (15 x 11 in.) Mount: 55.7 x 45.7 cm (21 15/16 x 18 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print

Not On View


Europe, Photography




Recto, below image in ink on mount: Column of Phocas. /Excavated to the base
Below this, MacPherson blind stamp, with number 89 in graphite
L. r., in ink: Rome: Italy
Verso, MFA Photo Library Accession Sticker, with numbers in ink:
436/R6/S.11/ . . . 14019
To right of sticker, in ink: Rome. Column of Phocas.
Further to right, in ink: Erected 608 A. D.
Below sticker, in graphite: 197
Further to right, in graphite: Phocas [crossed out] Column of Phocas/excavated to the base
In center, stamped in violet ink: Museum of Fine Arts, /Boston.
L. r., stamped in black ink: The Gardner Brewer Collection

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection