|Arch of Titus|
Image ID : ROAT_1978
|300 dpi print width||14.6 inches||37.0 centimetres|
|300 dpi print height||9.7 inches||24.7 centimetres|
The Arch of Titus was constructed to commemorate the victories of the emperor Titus Flavius Vespasianus, including the Sack of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Titus died 13th September 81 AD and was succeeded by his younger brother Domitian, who inaugurated the arch about 82 AD. The Arch of Titus was the inspiration for the 1806 Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
This scene depicts the triumphal procession of Titus, accompanied in the chariot by winged Victory. The figure leading the horse is either the goddess Roma, or perhaps Valor.
Credit : Planetary Visions Limited / Kevin Tildsley.