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Hannibal crossing the Tagus by night
  • Bowl
  • Hannibal crossing the Tagus by night
  • Workshop of Guido Durantino (active between: 1520 - 1576)
  • Urbino, Italy
  • 1550 - 1560
  • Tin-glazed earthenware, painted
  • Diameter: 27.6 cm
  • Inscription: 'Annibale di notte il Tago / passa, / E'l guado, à studio, à gli / Nemici lassa:' 'Hannibal passed the Tagus by night and deliberately leaves the ford open to the enemy.'
    Label: '58'
    Label: '103' In ink
    Label: '125' struck out and replaced with '149' In pencil
    Label: Part of catalogue entry
  • C101
  • Armouries Corridor
Further Reading
  • Norman, A. V. B., Wallace Collection Catalogue of Ceramics I : Pottery, Maiolica, Faience, Stoneware, London: The Trustees of the Wallace Collection, 1976