Painting of the Gemma Tiberiana, cameo of the Glorification of Germanicus who is taking leave of Tiberius and Livia.
The Gemma Tiberiana (Cameo of the Glorification of Germanicus) by Peter Paul Rubens, 1623
© Ashmolean Museum
- Grisalle heightened in brown on a dark brown ground on canvas
- 101 x 80 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £40,000 ( Total: £180,000)
- Acquired in:
- Estate of Christopher Norris
In the upper tier are various deceased members of the family and in the lower tier are grieving barbarians conquered by the Romans. Given by Balduin of Constantinople to Louis IX of France.
Nicholas-Claus Fabri de Peiresc; Jacques & Pierre Dupuy; President de Thon; Charles Phillipe.Campion de Tersan sale, Paris, Nov 1819; Shorting sale, Brossley, Shropshire, March 1940; bt. Christopher Norris.