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Design for a Dish with Portraits of the Roman Emperors Vetllius, Domitian, and Augustus

Artist:
Theodor de Bry (Netherlandish, Liège 1528–1598 Frankfurt)
Date:
ca. 1588
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 5 × 5 1/8 in. (12.7 × 13 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.84.20
Not on view
Design for a dish with medallions containing the portraits of three Roman Emperors – Vetllius (top), Domitian (left), and Augustus (right) – around a central medallion with the title. Between the medallions, ornament with three scenes of jesters misbehaving. From a series of four plates.
Inscription: In central medallion: MAXIMA EGESTAS EST AVARITIA;
around top medallion: VITELIVS.GERMANICVS.AVG.PM.TR.P / A;
around left medallion: GERM . COS. XII. CENS. PER. P / IMP. / CAES. DOMIT. AVG.;
around right medallion: DIVVS. AVGVSTVS / PATER;
across bottom: THEO' DE BRY. FE. ET. EX
Vendor: S. F. C. Smith
Hollstein IV.49.191-194; SKB 918(2); Guilmard 367.37h
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