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The Arch of Titus, Rome
Albumen print, gold-toned
40 x 30 cm (mount 64 x 49,5 cm)
Bassenge Photography Auctions
Auction 104, 3 December 2014, 19th - 21st Century Photography, Lot: 4055
This image shows the north inner panel of the Arch of Titus which depicts Titus as triumphator attended by various genii and lictors, who carry fasces. A helmeted Amazonian, Valour, leads the quadriga or four horsed chariot, which carries Titus. Winged Victory crowns him with a laurel wreath. The juxtaposition is significant in that it is one of the first examples of divinities and humans being present in one scene together.
Lit.: Dorothea Ritter. Rom 1846 - 1870. James Anderson und die Maler-Fotografen, Sammlung Siegert, Munich 2005, ill. p. 30.