"Tell me, is this really so bad? We don’t have to fight anyone. We can all live, working together. Is the heart that wished for that so sinful that it needs to be destroyed?"
Painted portrait of Septimius Severus and his family, from Egypt, ca. A.D. 200. Tempera on wood, approx. 14” diameter. Staatliche Museen, Berlin.
- The African-born emperor Septimius Severus, his wife, Julia Domna, and their two sons, Caracalla and Geta, appear in a tondo portrait from Egypt painted in tempera.
- The head of Geta was later erased by Caracalla.