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Alexander Hiding the Books of Homer
  • Marcantonio Raimondi, artist
    circa 1470/1482–1527/1534
    born: Argini, near Bologna, Papal States (present-day Italy) ; died: Bologna, Papal States (present-day Italy)
    Raphael
    1483–1520
    born: Urbino, Papal States (present-day Italy) ; died: Rome, Papal States (present-day Italy) ; active: Italy
  • Alexander Hiding the Books of Homer, circa 1510–1527
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • engraving
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 260 x 394 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 10 1/4 x 15 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0021
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Description

A male figure in the center (identified as Alexander) bends over to place books in a large stone box. Soldiers to the right look on. Other figures to the left. Nude male helps with the lid of the box.