Pyramid of Caius Cestus

Robert MacPherson (Scottish, 1811–1872)


Image: 27.5 x 37.1 cm (10 13/16 x 14 5/8 in.) Mount: 35.5 x 44.9 cm (14 x 17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print

Not On View


Europe, Photography




Recto, below image in ink on mount: Pyramid of Caius Cestus, and the English Burying Ground ("English" crossed out in graphite, and "Protestant" added above)
Verso, MFA Photo Library Accession Sticker, with numbers in ink:
436/R6/N9.1/ . . . 14055
To right of sticker, in ink: Rome. / Pyramid of Cestius. / Tomb of Caius Cestius Epulo, d. before 12 B. C.
U. r., in ink: 116' x 98' x 98'
In center, stamped in black ink: Museum of Fine Arts,/Boston.
L. l., in ink: Macpherson

Credit Line

Transferred from the MFA's Historic Collection of Photographs—Gift of Miss Harriet Smith Tolman