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A Triumph over the Forces of King Juba: MAR.C.64-1912

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A Triumph over the Forces of King Juba


Possibly Durantino, Guido (Workshop)
Possibly Fontana, Orazio (Workshop)
After Zuccari, Federico (Artist)


Maiolica dish, painted in polychrome, with A Triumph over the Forces of King Juba.

Earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse is pale beige and has crawled in two places. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, stone, brown, manganese-purple, black, and white. Shape 59. Circular with wide sloping rim and deep well, slightly convex in the middle, standing on a footring.
A Triumph over the Forces of King Juba. On the left, a Victory holds a wreath over the head of Caesar, who is seated in a chariot drawn by two horses and accompanied by five soldiers. A group of captives with their arms tied behind their backs walk in front of the chariot. Behind them there are two standards, trumpeters, and the lances of soldiers who have moved on out of sight, and further back two trees, a rotunda, and a larger building with three orders of columns applied to its facade. In the foreground there are rocks and grass. The rim is yellow. The back is inscribed in the middle in black 'Abbatute le forze del Re juba' (King Juba's forces defeated). There are single yellow bands inside and outside the footring and round the shoulder, and two round the edge.


History note: Unknown

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 43.5 cm
Height: 8.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Urbino ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


16th century
Circa 1562 CE - 1570 1570 CE


Probably made in the workshop of Guido Durantino (Fontana) or if between 1565 and 1571 possibly in the workshop of Orazio Fontana

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, orange, stone, brown, manganese-purple, black, and white)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse is pale beige and has crawled in two places. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, stone, brown, manganese-purple, black, and white.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Abbatute le forze del Re juba
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in black

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.64-1912
Primary reference Number: 79806
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 March 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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