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Phyllis riding Aristotle (1310-30)    Phyllis riding Aristotle, Alexander watching from the tower Ivory casket from France (1310-30) -...

Phyllis riding Aristotle (1310-30) Phyllis riding Aristotle, Alexander watching from the tower Ivory casket from France (1310-30) -...

This early 16th-century drawing of Phyllis Riding Aristotle by Master M.Z. (ca. 1500) depicts a clothed Phyllis riding Aristotle in a walled garden while Alexander (?) watches (original at the Art Institute of Chicago).

This early 16th-century drawing of Phyllis Riding Aristotle by Master M.Z. (ca. 1500) depicts a clothed Phyllis riding Aristotle in a walled garden while Alexander (?) watches (original at the Art Institute of Chicago).

"one of the most popular legends and artistic motifs of the Northern Renaissance was the tale of a woman named Phyllis who once rode the Greek philosopher Aristotle like a pony."

"one of the most popular legends and artistic motifs of the Northern Renaissance was the tale of a woman named Phyllis who once rode the Greek philosopher Aristotle like a pony."

Casket with scenes of romances. Front side including, from left: Aristotle teaching Alexander the Great, Phyllis riding Aristotle, watched by Alexander from a window, and at the right, old people arriving at the Fountain of Youth, and young naked people in it. Walters Art Museum. Public Domain.

Casket with scenes of romances. Front side including, from left: Aristotle teaching Alexander the Great, Phyllis riding Aristotle, watched by Alexander from a window, and at the right, old people arriving at the Fountain of Youth, and young naked people in it. Walters Art Museum. Public Domain.

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