Perugia, Augustus Gate in. The “painterly triumphal arch of Augustus (the best-preserved and largest of the old Etruscan gates of P., s. plate ‘(Architecture V)’, fig. 4”, Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 4th ed.) at the Piazza Grimana with ample accessory figures, partly fetching water and watering horses. Wood engraving after Theodor Alexander Weber (Leipsic 1838 – Paris 1907) for Adolf Closs, Stuttgart. (1876.) Inscribed as above. 7⅞ × 6⅛ in (19.9 × 15.7 cm).
Continuous local text on both sides. – “Perugia … the most colossal of all Etruscan cities … once such a strong fortress that even Hannibal not dared to attack it after his great victory at Lake Trasimene.”
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