Obscuris vera involvens
It is also found on an engraving on the title page of Francis Bacon's Wisdom of the Ancients (1641 French edition).
The phrase is inscribed on Athena's shield and explains the imagery there: the sun (truth) enveloped in clouds (obscurity), but shining through.
- Worldwide school library Aeneid (fifth paragraph)
- Picture of engraving on Wisdom of the Ancients (Francis Bacon Research Trust)