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Ioannes Pavlvs Oliva Generalis Societatis IESV

Giovanni Paolo Oliva, Superior General of the Society of Jesus
Artist: Pierre Simon (1650 - ca. 1710) Engraver
Artist: after Giovanni Battista Gaulli (1639 - 1709)
Date: before 1710
18th century
Dimensions: 16.14 x 12.2 in. (41 x 31 cm)
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Etching and engraving on paper
Credit Line: Museum purchase, 2017
Accession Number: 2017.23.01
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At lower left, "Gio. Batt. Gaulli pinx[it]." At lower right, "P. Simon sculp[sit]."

The emblem below the portrait includes several symbols associated with the Jesuit order: the Christogram, or IHS (the first three letters of the name of Jesus in Greek) surmounted by a cross, and a heart embedded with three nails.


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