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Bernardino Fungai
Scipio Africanus Accepting the Surrender of King Syphax. Late XV - early XVI century

Tempera on canvas, goldplating
66×166 cm
Acquired by F.K.Russov (St. Petersburg) for the Hermitage in 1902
Ж-2677
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Forms a pair with The Magnanimity of Scipio from the Hermitage. It was thought in the past that both served as front panels of a cassone (dowry chest). Yet, in view of their size, it is more probable that they formed part of a series of spallieri (wall panels).

Three episodes from the history of the Roman military leader Scipio Africanus Major (c.235-183 B.C.): in an alliance with the King of East Numidia, Masinissa, in 203 B.C. he vanquished the king of West Numidia, Syphax.

Go to the full description on "Italian painting in VIII-XX centuries" catalogue.
  • Tempera on canvas, goldplating
    66×166 cm
  • At the PMFA since 1930
    Acquired by F.K.Russov (St. Petersburg) for the Hermitage in 1902
  • Ж-2677
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