The Triumph of Marius

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Title

The Triumph of Marius

Subject

This painting is from a series of ten magnificent canvases painted to decorate the main room of Ca’ Dolfin, Venice. The subject of this triumphal procession is identified by the Latin inscription at the top of the painting, from the Roman historian Lucius Anneus Florus: "The people of Rome behold Jugurtha laden with chains". The African king Jugurtha is shown before his captor, the Roman general Gaius Marius. The procession was held on January 1, 104 B.C. The crowds carry booty, including a bust of the mother goddess Cybele.

Description

Oil on canvas

Creator

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1696–1770 Madrid)

Date

1729

Contributor

Jaime A. Martinez Jr

Format

220 x 128 5/8 in. (558.8 x 326.7 cm)

Files

The Triumph of Marius.jpg

Citation

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1696–1770 Madrid), “The Triumph of Marius,” Perpetua and Felicitas Exhibit, accessed July 21, 2024, https://perpetua-felicitas.carrieschroeder.org/items/show/70.

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