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By KPM, Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (German, founded 1763)
This stunning antique porcelain plaque illustrates an imagined scene from the battle of Corinth, the result of which secured Roman dominion of Greece.
The rectangular porcelain plaque is set within a giltwood frame and titled on the back 'Carthago et Corinthus Delentz Aemilianus erobert u zerstoert Carthago 146v.Chr' as well as bearing KPM porcelain manufacturers marks. The plaque depicts a street scene from the Battle of Corinth showing tumbled columns, broken and flaming buildings as men on horseback engage in an action-packed battle.
The Battle of Corinth was a battle fought between the Roman Republic and the Greek city-state of Corinth and its allies in the Achaean League in 146 BC, that resulted in the complete destruction of Corinth and the death or slavery of all of its citizens. This battle marked the beginning of the period of Roman domination in Greek history.
Plaque: height 18.5 cm, width 25.5 cm
Frame: height 37 cm, width 44 cm
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