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Triumphal Arch of Maximilian I

Why did Maximilian want a Triumphal Arch?

The Triumphal Arch is an architectural monument, printed on paper, which functioned as a billboard of the accomplishments of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. It advertised his political and personal achievements, as well as celebrated his illustrious ancestry and promising descendants. The emperor’s family tree, with Maximilian enthroned at its apex, dominates the space above the central portal, the Arch of Honor and Might. Scenes from his political life grace the spaces above the two ancillary openings, the Arch of Praise and the Arch of Nobility. Depictions of his personal successes are illustrated on the outermost columns.
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