The Battle of Greeks and Amazons before the Walls of Troy; Allegories of Faith and Justice; and Reclining Nude Artist: Paolo Uccello (Italian, Florence, 1397–1475)

ca. 1460

European Art

On view, 2nd floor, European Art

Tempera on panel


35 × 77 1/2 × 29 in. (88.9 × 196.9 × 73.7 cm)
front panel: 19 1/2 × 68 3/4 in. (49.5 × 174.6 cm)
right panel: 16 1/8 × 20 7/8 in. (41 × 53 cm)
left panel: 16 1/16 × 20 5/8 in. (40.8 × 52.4 cm)
inside of lid: 20 13/16 × 67 1/8 in. (52.8 × 170.5 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of the Associates in Fine Arts

Accession Number



15th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.



Cornelia, Countess of Craven, Combe Abbey, England; Stora, Paris, by 1929; Marie Sterner Galleries, New York (through Mr. J. Furst of Stora).
  • Lisa R. Brody et al., "A 'Cassone' Painted in the Workshop of Paulo Uccello and Possibly Carved in the Workshop of Domenico del Tasso," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2010), 114–17, fig. 1–7
  • Everett Fahy, The Wrightsman Pictures (New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2005), 8, fig. 2
  • Ellen Callmann, "Subjects from Boccaccio in Italian Painting, 1375–1525," Studi sul Boccaccio 23 (1995), 37
  • Ellen Callmann, Apollonio di Giovanni (Oxford, United Kingdom: Clarendon Press, 1974), 28, note 17
  • Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1972), 222; 600
  • Charles Seymour Jr. and Everett Fahy, Annotated copy of Charles Seymour, Jr. Early Italian Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970),
  • Charles Seymour Jr., Early Italian Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery: A Catalogue by Charles Seymour, Jr. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 141
  • Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1942), 2
  • Theodore Sizer, "An Italian Cassone," Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 6 (1934), 24–5, fig. 1933.61
  • Tancred Borenius, Fest Schrift Schubring, Italienische Studien: Some Italian Cassone Pictures (Liepzig: Karl W. Hiersman, 1929), 1–9, fig. 3–7
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Object/Work type

allegories, cassoni

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