Artist: Andrés Silva Vignoli
Title: Ara Severus
Material: Watercolour and Pencil on Paper
Dimensions: 56cm x 76cm
This work, also part of the ara series, depicts designer Thed Jewel as the emperor Septimius Severus surrounded by seven chestnut fronted macaws, “ara severus”. Severus was one of the founder of the Severan dynasty and was the first African-born roman emperor. His native city of Leptis Magna is depicted in the background.