Porta San Paolo from within, and the Pyramid of Caius Cestus

Robert MacPherson (Scottish, 1811–1872)


Image: 29.2 x 41.9 cm (11 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.) Mount: 35.5 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print

Not On View


Europe, Photography




Recto, below image in ink on mount: Porta San Paolo, from within, and/ the Pyramid of Caius Cestus
Below this, MacPherson blind stamp, with number 167 in graphite
Verso, u. l., MFA Photo Library Accession Sticker, with numbers (partial) in ink: B5 . . . 4054
To right of sticker in ink: Porta S. Paolo
U. r., in ink: Ancient Porta Ostiensis
Below sticker, along left edge in graphite: . . . orta San Paolo from within/and the Pyramid of Caius Cestus
In center, stamped in black ink: Museum of Fine Arts,/Boston.
Above this, in ink: 14054
L. l., in black ink: Gardner Brewer Bequest

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection