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Plate with Alexander and Diogenes
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Plate with Alexander and Diogenes

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Description This plate with a depressed center depicts Alexander and Diogenes. It is painted in blue, turquoise-blue, green, yellow, ochre, tan, brown, black and opaque white. At the left, Diogenes sits in front of a tub reading. At the right, Alexander on horseback with three companions, stops between Diogenes and the sun. In the center is a large tree. There is a landscape in the background. The back is white stained with green and has one raised circle at the rim. In the center in blue is "1534/÷Alisandro·Magnio·/in urbino."
Date Description Narrative
  • Alexander the Great and His Influence over the World from Antiquity to Modern Times. Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki. 1980.
  • The Search for Alexander. National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. 1980-1983.
  • Faience: The Colors of the Heavens. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
Provenance Guidi Collection [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [no. 40]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] In the center, between the footring, in blue: •1535 • / ÷ Alisandro • Magnio • / in urbino.•
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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1534 (Renaissance)
earthenware with tin glaze (maiolica)
Accession Number
1 1/8 x 10 1/4 in. (2.9 x 26 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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