The front panel

According to the artist, the front and rear panels conform to the rules of the Iconologia of Cesare Ripa. In the centre of the front panel, a sceptre and crown are held by a woman draped in cloth, who represents the Glory of the Princes. She is accompanied by the figure of Magnificence who is holding a cornucopia from which flows a series of honours and decorations. In her left hand, the plans of a palace can be seen.