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Drawing, Recto: Alexander the Great watching a Fight between his Dog, and Elephant, and a Lion; Verso: Verso: inscription relating to Pliny the Elder's Natural History, Book 8, ch. 61, 1596 or before

This is a Drawing. It was created by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus. It is dated 1596 or before and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and grey-brown wash on white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Various Donors. It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

10.3 x 13.8 cm (4 1/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Verso: "Il Re di Albania dono uno cane a Alessandro Magne che / battero uno lione e un elifante lbr 8 cap 40 Plinio"

Cite this object as

Drawing, Recto: Alexander the Great watching a Fight between his Dog, and Elephant, and a Lion; Verso: Verso: inscription relating to Pliny the Elder's Natural History, Book 8, ch. 61, 1596 or before; Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, 1523–1605); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and grey-brown wash on white laid paper; 10.3 x 13.8 cm (4 1/16 x 5 7/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-2482

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