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Plaque with Cavalry Battle between Greeks and Trojans
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Plaque with Cavalry Battle between Greeks and Trojans


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This plaque together with its counterpart (44.133), each painted in "sfumato grisaille," were surely from a series set into a casket. One of the commanding figures is identified as Hector, the most valiant of the Trojans in "The Iliad," the Homeric epic chronicling the Greek conquest of Troy; so the overall theme may have been the Trojan War. The artist took motifs from an engraving after a composition by the Italian master Giulio Romano (1499-1546) that represented a military campaign of the Roman general Scipio Africanus. The monogram "KIP," found here, is thought to be that of Jean Poillevé.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/02/1981Examinationexamined for loan
Exhibitions
  • Exposition rétrospective de l'art français au Trocadéro. Paris. 1889.
  • Exposition Universelle. Paris. 1867.
Provenance Collection of Baron de Theïs Sale, 1874, no. 55; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1550 (Renaissance)
Medium
painted enamel on copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.132
Measurements
H: 2 11/16 x W: 3 7/16 in. (6.9 x 8.8 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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