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Arch of Titus
Arch of Titus
Other Title(s)Arch of Titus
TitleArch of Titus
Record Typework
Type of WorkArchitecture; Ancient Architecture; Classical Architecture; Arches; Triumphal Arches
Materialconcrete and stone
DateJust after Emperor Titus death in 81 CE
LocationItaly; Rome (east end of the Fora, on the Via Sacra, adjacent to Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine
StyleRoman; Ancient Roman; Classical
Period1st c CE
SubjectEmperor Titus
Emperor Vespasian
Jewish Wars
Description/NotesCelebrates Titus and his father Emperor Vespasian's victory over the Jews, particularly the sack of Jerusalem in 70 CE. The Jewish Wars actually lasted from 66 CE to the fall of Masada in 73 CE. Titus' and Vespasian's triumphal celebration occurred in Rome in 71 CE. Panels relate to the Jewish wars, the most famous being the panel showing the spoils of war with objects taken from the Temple in Jerusalem. The Arch was incorporated into a medieval wall, which destroyed parts of the sculptural program. See:
Rights - Deposited ImageCharles K. Growdon and Marcia Cohn Growdon
UNR Accession #06-MCG-0054-IT

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