Dux

 
Dux
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  • Title :     Dux
  • Artist:     Unknown, Designer V. E. Boeri Publisher
  • Accession:     TD1992.136.21
  • Country:     Italy Rome
  • Date:     date unknown
  • Dimensions:     Inches 12-7/8 18, Centimeters 32.7 45.7
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
  • Collection Theme:     War and Political Propaganda
  • Subject:     War/Military , Nationalism , Fascism , Allegory , Propaganda
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1992.136.21.JPG
  • Tags:     War and Political Propaganda~Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Description:
Gouache and graphite on paper design drawing depicting soldiers in uniform and bare-chested soldiers in white shorts placed in formation to spell D U X; two Italian flags blow in the wind set against white tents arranged in military formation located behind the soldiers; in the foreground, allegorical symbols are placed at the right and left sides of the drawing; allegorical image on left consists of a rifle, a book, a bird's wing, and the fasces symbol of Fascism; allegorical image on right consists of an elaborate bronze standard featuring a golden eagle enclosed by an acanthus wreath, gold and maroon streamers, a bronze plaque with an inscription S.P.Q.R, and a bronze hand enclose by an acanthus wreath.