Chariot and Titus

Chariot and Titus

View looking north at the north panel on the inside of the Arch of Titus in Rome.  Although the southern panel is more famous, this panel is also quite important.

Note the chariot being pulled by four horses.  In the chariot is Titus, behind him (to the right) is a winged victory that is holding a crown over his head.  Below her are represented the people of Rome (nude figure) and the Senate (toga clad).

Note the four horses pulling the chariot.  The horses are being led by a figure represented by the goddess Roma.

This scene is that of the victory procession celebrating Titus’ conquest of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.

For a brief description of the arch, its construction and significance Click Here.