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Cover of "Facta et dicta memorabilia", 1471. Creator: Unknown. Cover of "Facta et dicta memorabilia", 1471. Creator: Unknown

Cover of 'Facta et dicta memorabilia', 1471. Creator: Unknown. Cover of 'Facta et dicta memorabilia', 1471. Creator: Unknown


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Cover of "Facta et dicta memorabilia", 1471. Creator: Unknown. Cover of "Facta et dicta memorabilia", 1471. Creator: Unknown

Cover of "Facta et dicta memorabilia", 1471. Medallion portraits of Roman emperors. Red and gold decorative book cover, made in the 18th century, of a 15th-century manuscript of Valerius Maximus's 1st-century work "Facta et dicta memorabilia", (memorable deeds and sayings)

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This stunning red and gold book cover, created in the 18th century, showcases a medallion portrait of various Roman emperors from the 1st to the 1st century AD. The cover is from a 15th-century manuscript of Valerius Maximus' "Facta et Dicta Memorabilia" (Memorable Deeds and Sayings), a popular work that was widely read and admired during the Renaissance. The cover features intricately designed medallions of emperors such as Augustus Caesar, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Otho, and Vitellius, among others. The emperors are depicted in profile, their faces framed by elaborate gold decoration. The cover is believed to have been made in Italy, possibly in the city of Florence, which was a center of artistic and intellectual activity during the Renaissance. The rich colors and ornate design of the cover reflect the high value placed on heritage art and literature during this period. The cover is made of leather, with gold leaf used to enhance the intricate decoration. The medallions are arranged in a symmetrical pattern, creating a visually striking and harmonious design. The cover is a testament to the enduring fascination with the Roman Empire and its leaders, and serves as a reminder of the rich cultural heritage that has been passed down through the centuries.

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