(active 1539-1545 in Limoges)

Alexander the Great

c. 1541
Enamel, painted and partly gilded, on copper, diameter 23 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

This plaque is from a series depicting the Nine Heroes — a grouping of valiant figures popularized by Jacques de Longuyon’s early fourteenth-century romance Les Voeux du Paon (The Vows of the Peacock).

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.