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The Marriage of Antiochus and Stratonice

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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Together with 'An Incident in the Story of the Vestal Claudia' this roundel was inserted into the front of a 'cassone'. A 'cassone' in Milan has two similar roundels by Montagna with scenes from ancient history. Both chests would have been commissioned to celebrate a wedding in the early 1490s. As with 'An Incident in the Story of the Vestal Claudia' the narrative illustrates the theme of chastity.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology



early 1490s


tempera & oil (?) on panel


H 29 x W 29 cm

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Bequeathed by Gaspard O. Farrer through the Art Fund, 1946

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