The Execution of Philotas

Master of the Jardin de Vertueuse Consolation and Assistantabout 1470 - 1475

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

This miniature shows the execution of Philotas, one of the many military officers who plotted against Alexander the Great. A beheaded co-conspirator lies in front of him.

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  • Title: The Execution of Philotas
  • Date Created: about 1470 - 1475
  • Location Created: Lille (written), France
  • Physical Dimensions: w33 x h43.2 cm
  • Type: Folio
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  • External Link: http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=5752
  • Medium: "Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment"
  • illuminator: Master of the Jardin de vertueuse consolation and assistant (Flemish, active 3rd quarter of 15th century)
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  • Subject: Deaths, Philotes, Alexander the Great