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Plan, elevations, and detail of the House of Pilate at Rome   Eleventh century

1. Plan of the lower story of an ancient house, commonly called the House of Pilate, on the left bank of the Tiber, near the Temple of Fortune, and which is believed to have been that of Crescenzio, or of Cola de Rienzo, built in the eleventh, and restored in the following centuries.

2. Longitudinal section on the line A B on plans nos. 1 and 5.

3. Side elevation on a scale twice that of the plan.

4. Cornice marked H on no. 3; the modillions are in marble, the other members of the cornice in brick.

5. Plan of the upper story.

6. Transverse section on the line C D.

7. Detail of the impost and archivolt marked E on the section no. 2.

8. Other details marked F on section nos. 2 and 6.

9. Elevation on the side of the entrance.

10. Water-leaf on the soffit of the antique archivolt over the window marked I, nos. 1, 6, and 9; and P in no. 12.

11. Portions of antique soffites, employed to form the ceiling of the landing of the staircase K, section no. 6.

12. Details of the ornaments of the window marked I in no. 9; M is an antique fragment in marble, as also N, and the modillions on either side, with carver eagles; the brick columns are surmounted with the fragments O O, which serve for capitals, and upon them a portion of an antique archivolt, the soffit of which is engraved no 10. On the inner side, next the landing of the staircase, is the verse:--ADSV ROMANIS GRANDIS HONOR POPVLIS

13. Detail of part G on no. 3; compound of antique fragments in marble in the brick construction.

14. Another detail from the entrance front, marked L, no. 9; the general division of the lines are the same as no. 13, but their ornaments are different, as they are taken from other antique edifices. The arch Q is formed of a portion of a circular cornice turned on its side, supported at each end by antique corbels of lion's heads.

15. One of the antique modillions above the angular column, in marble, with two winged figures, Cupid and Psyche.

16. Another modillion from the same entablature.




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