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Dish with scene of the Fall of Troy

Guido Fontana1535

Gardiner Museum

Gardiner Museum
Toronto, Canada

A large Urbino Incendio Istoriato dish painted by Guide Durantino with Aeneas leaving burning Troy with Anchises on his shoulder and Ascanius at his feet. In the centre, washing his hands in the Scamander whilst, his father stands holding their household god, (Lares et Penates) a river god reclining nude at the source. There is a temple hidden in the trees to the left, and there are buildings in the distant landscape beyond. The reverse is in blue.

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  • Title: Dish with scene of the Fall of Troy
  • Creator: Guido Durantino
  • Date Created: 1535
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 5 x 45 cm (1 15/16 x 17 11/16 in.)
  • Medium: Maiolica, tin glaze, lead glaze, and thrown.
  • Culture: Italian
  • Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner

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