n the circus Maximus
(BC 1897, 216-223=Ob. Eg. 140-147). In the fifteenth century it was
lying on the ground, broken into two pieces, near its base (Anon. Magl. 17,
ap. Urlichs 159; LS i. 234) and remained there until the eighteenth
century (LD 171, who reproduces a drawing by Carlo Fontana (Windsor
9314) dated 21st March, 1706, and lettered 'scoprimento della Guglia,
etc.') Cf. also Kircher, Oedipus Aegyptiacus, iii. 256-257, and plate (dated 1654) reissued
in Rom. Coll. S.J. Musaeum, Amsterdam, 1678.
In 1733 Clement XII had it conveyed to the Lateran, but did not
set it up. In 1789 Pius VI erected it on its present site. The base was
covered over after 1733, but found again in 1843 in the northern part of
the horti, between the Vie Sicilia, Sardegna, Toscana and Abruzzi (HJ
434-435; BC 1914, 373-374; cf. HORTI SALLUSTIANI). It is a large
block of red granite (2.50x2.55 m.), and has been placed on the
Capitol as the base of a monument to the fallen Fascists (Capitolium, ii.