A Brussels tapestry of the Emperor and his barber, from the series of the life of Emperor Domitian, after designs by Pieter Van Lint, woven by the workshop of Van Leefdael-Van der Strecken
with cartouche inscribed in Latin within the upper border, translated: Whatever you do, do it prudently (Domitian had embroidered this maxim on a towel and when a barber, who had been bribed to slit his throat, read the maxim, he confessed the plot to Domitian instead of killing him).
height 10ft. 6in.; width 5ft. 1 1/2 in.