Feast Before the Altar of the God Terminus, c. 1645


The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fundexpand_more  P.68.334

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The god Terminus, who was probably of Sabine origin, was the custodian of the borders of the land of the State. He held the stones or markers that delineated the borders between individual properties during the "terminal" celebrations on February 23rd. Garlands and cakes were placed upon these stones.

The bold, vigorous strokes of the etching needle typify Castiglione's technique.

Feast Before the Altar of the God Terminus
Artist Life
(Genoa), 1609-1664
Accession Number
R. Alianello, L.5K; Stefan List, Frankfurt, NT.
Catalogue Raisonne
B.16 iii/iii; Percy E8 iii/iii; Bellini 10 iii/iii
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