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Plate 7: Servius Galba in profile to the right, from The Twelve Caesars, 1610-40

Plate 7: Servius Galba in profile to the right, from The Twelve Caesars, 1610-40


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Plate 7: Servius Galba in profile to the right, from The Twelve Caesars, 1610-40

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Caesar Calba Casque Etching And Engraving Galba Helmet Laurel Crown Laurel Leaves Laurel Wreath Leaf Leaves Lucius Livius Galba Ocella Oak Leaf Oak Leaves Raffaello Schiaminossi Schiaminossi Raffaello Servius Sulpicius Galba Servius Sulpicius Galba Caesar Augustus


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This print captures Plate 7 from "The Twelve Caesars" a series of engravings and etchings created between 1610-40. The anonymous artist portrays Servius Galba, the Roman emperor, in profile to the right. Clad in armor and wearing a majestic laurel wreath upon his head, Galba exudes power and authority. The intricate details of this seventeenth-century artwork showcase the skillful craftsmanship of Raffaello Schiaminossi, who is believed to be the creator behind this masterpiece. The etching beautifully highlights Galba's regal features while emphasizing his connection to nature through the oak leaves adorning his helmet. As we gaze upon this portrait, we are transported back in time to ancient Rome, where war and warfare were an integral part of daily life. Galba's stern expression hints at the challenges he faced as a ruler during that tumultuous era. Displayed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this print serves as a reminder of our rich historical heritage. It invites us to contemplate not only the individual depicted but also the broader concept of leadership throughout history. Whether you are an art enthusiast or simply fascinated by Roman culture, this image offers a glimpse into one man's reign and provides insight into an entire era that shaped our world today.

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