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made in Castelli, Italy

Postcard of Dish.
© National Museums Scotland


This maiolica dish was made in Castelli in Italy between 1650 and 1673. It was painted by Francesco Grue.

The dish is painted in polychrome with a military scene, possibly from the campaigns of Alexander the Great. Two commanders in classical armour stand in discussion, with cavalry and massed infantry behind. There is a border of trophies.

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Online ID: 000-180-002-371-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1957.463
Date: 1650 - 1673
Between 1650 and 1673
Material: Earthenware
Dimensions: 35 mm H x 383 mm D
Subject: Ceramics : earthenware : Italy : Castelli
Who: Alexander the Great (Possibly depicted)
Francesco Grue, Castelli (Delineator)
Where: Italy, Castelli
Description: Maiolica dish painted in polychrome with a military scene - possibly from the campaigns of Alexander the Great, and with a border of trophies: Italian, Castelli, painted by Francesco Grue, 1650 - 1673
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