Triumph of a Roman Emperor

Frontispiece of book featuring an image of a triumphant ruler, surrounded by an army, horsemen, and musicians.

Francesco Zucchi (1672–1750) after Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770)
Triumph of a Roman Emperor
From Carlo Sigonio, Opera Omnia (Milan, 1732–37), headpiece for vol. 1
Columbia University Libraries, Columbia University in the City of New York


One of the publications produced by the Società Palatina was the six-volume Opera Omnia, the collected works of the sixteenth-century historian Carlo Sigonio. The headpiece for the first volume — representing the triumph of an ancient Roman emperor as he is carried by his generals to a tent — is based on a drawing by Tiepolo.

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