History : Jul-Aug 2019
56 JULY/AUGUST 2019 CAESAR’S GALLIC TRIUMPH Below are eight of the nine 15th-century panels painted by Andrea Mantegna, re-creating Caesar’s first triumph of 46 b.c. Prizes, including statues, weaponry, shields, and the model of a conquered city, are paraded through Rome. Jewels, gold, silver, and several sets of decorative armor are carried aloft in the triumph. Trumpeters play and figures carry images of the conquered cities to celebrate Caesar. Roman youths lead a sacrificial ox and torch-bearing elephants through the parade.