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The Marriage of Alexander and Roxana

Artist:
Fra Xanto Avelli da Rovigo (ca. 1486–1582)
Decorator:
Decoration after a design by Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, Urbino 1483–1520 Rome)
Date:
1534
Culture:
Italian (Urbino: lustred in Gubbio)
Medium:
Maiolica (tin-enameled earthenware), lustered
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 1 7/16 x 17 7/8 in. (3.7 x 45.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1918
Accession Number:
18.129.2
Not on view
Signature: On back, in blue, after inscription, "Fra Xanto A./ da Rovigo F./ Urbino".

Inscription: On back in blue, ".M.D.XXXIIII./ Hor vedi la magnanima Reina/ ch' una trama rivolta, e, l'altra sparsa/ corse alla Babylonica ruina".
J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1918; to MMA)
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