"The relief pictures an ancient Italian sacrifice of a bull, a ram, and a boar, offered to Mars to secure purification from sin. Note the sacred laurel trees, the two altars, and the officiating magistrate, whose head is covered with the toga. He is sprinkling incense from a box held by an attendant. Another attendant carries a ewer with the libation. In the rear is the sacrificer with his ax."—Webster, 1913

Suovetaurilia

"The relief pictures an ancient Italian sacrifice of a bull, a ram, and a boar, offered to Mars to secure…

The Lion supporting shield is also called "il Marzocco" in Italian. It is a sculpture designed by Donatello in Florence, Italy during the 15th century.

Lion Supporting Shield

The Lion supporting shield is also called "il Marzocco" in Italian. It is a sculpture designed by Donatello…

"A relief from the Column of Trajan, Rome. The name testudo, a tortoise (shell), was applied to the covering made by a body of soldiers who placed their shields over their heads. The shields fitted so closely together that men could walk on them and even horses and chariots could be driven over them."—Webster, 1913

A Testudo

"A relief from the Column of Trajan, Rome. The name testudo, a tortoise (shell), was applied to the…

Emperor of Rome from 14 to 37 A.D.

Tiberius

Emperor of Rome from 14 to 37 A.D.

This Printer's-mark typographical frame was designed during the Italian Renaissance, 16th century. The head and tail pieces were designed of strap-work.

Printer's-Mark Typographical Frame

This Printer's-mark typographical frame was designed during the Italian Renaissance, 16th century. The…

This Printer's-mark typographical frame was designed during the Italian Renaissance, 16th century. The head and tail pieces were designed of strap-work.

Printer's-Mark Typographical Frame

This Printer's-mark typographical frame was designed during the Italian Renaissance, 16th century. The…

(1512-1574) Italian painter and architect. Wrote <I>Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects.</em>

Sir Henry (Harry) VaneGiorgio Vasari

(1512-1574) Italian painter and architect. Wrote Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and…

An illustration for a 17th century Italian vase decorated with a floral pattern.

17th Century Italian Floral Vase

An illustration for a 17th century Italian vase decorated with a floral pattern.

Venice: House of Gold

Venice: House of Gold

Venice: House of Gold

Italian composer

Giuseppe Verdi

Italian composer

(1528-1588) Italian painter of the Venitian school

Paul (Paulo) Veronese

(1528-1588) Italian painter of the Venitian school

Italian painter (1435-1488)

Andrea del Verrocchio

Italian painter (1435-1488)

An Italian explorer and cartographer.

Americus Vespicius

An Italian explorer and cartographer.

(1451-1512) Italian explorer, explored the coast of Venezuela

Amerigo Vespucci

(1451-1512) Italian explorer, explored the coast of Venezuela

(1451-1512) Italian explorer, explored the coast of Venezuela

Amerigo Vespucci

(1451-1512) Italian explorer, explored the coast of Venezuela

The King of Italy from 1861 to 1878.

Victor Emmanuel II

The King of Italy from 1861 to 1878.

The Renaissance Ornament Vine was used as a design on an Italian pilaster.

Renaissance Ornament Vine

The Renaissance Ornament Vine was used as a design on an Italian pilaster.

"Portrait from a statue discovered in the ruins of the Temple of Vesta in the Roman Forum."&mdash;Webster, 1913

A Vestal Virgin

"Portrait from a statue discovered in the ruins of the Temple of Vesta in the Roman Forum."—Webster,…