author Janson, Carol
main title The Birth of Dutch Liberty
sub title Origins of the Pictorial Imagery
short title Janson, Birth of Dutch Liberty
publisher University of Minnesota
date 1982
description Describes in great detail the history of the 'cap of liberty' or pilleus as an iconological motif, which Vaenius uses in Gratum amanti iugum [37].
  • Discusses Vaenius' use of the pilleus as a symbol for personal rather than political liberty (personal liberty = self-control). The emblems she discusses are from the emblemata horatiana: Sapientiae libertas, Nimius paupertatis metus, and Variae pecunium dominium: pp. 243-245