Design for a Dish with Portraits of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, Vespasian, and Titus
Theodor de Bry (Netherlandish, Liège 1528–1598 Frankfurt)
Sheet: 5 × 4 15/16 in. (12.7 × 12.5 cm)
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1923
Not on view
Design for a dish with medallions containing the portraits of three Roman Emperors – Tiberius (top), Vespasian (left), and Titus (right) – around a central medallion with the title. To the left and right of the central medallion, scenes with grotesques, including winged figures with torches under canopies. From a series of four plates.
Inscription: In central medallion: CLEMENTIAE SIS / CVLTOR, SAEVITIAE / VERO DETESTATOR; around top medallion: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG . F . AVGVST . IMP . VIII. ; around left medallion: IMP CAES VESPASIAN / AVG PMTR PPP COS III; around right medallion: IMP . T. CAES. VESP. AVG . PATR . PPP . COS . VIII.; across bottom: T . D . B . F . E . EX