Alexander Attacks the City of Tyre

Object Details

Title:

Alexander Attacks the City of Tyre

Artist/Maker(s):

Master of the Jardin de vertueuse consolation and assistant (Flemish, active 3rd quarter of 15th century)

Culture:

French and Flemish

Place(s):

Lille (written) France Bruges (illuminated) Belgium (Place created)

Date:

about 1470 - 1475

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment

Dimensions:

Leaf: 43.2 x 33 cm (17 x 13 in.)

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Standing at the center of the lead ship in gold armor, Alexander the Great directs the naval assault on the Phoenician city of Tyre in January 332 B.C.

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"The Visions of Tondal" and Manuscripts from the Time of Margaret of York (April 17 to July 1, 1990)
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