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Robert Macpherson 
The Arch of Titus, Rome 
1852 
  
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 
  
 
LL/56070 
  
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. 
 

 
  
 
  
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