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Hector of Troy is billed in Greek mythology as the greatest fighter in the Trojan War, which in turn is billed by the museum as the "first line of Anatolia's defense" throughout history, leading to the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915, which is often referred to by Turkish historical sources as a legendary resistance by the Ottomans during World War I.
For example, a case focusing on the painting of maiolica in 16th-century Deruta is followed by a display exploring variations on the same techniques from other parts of Europe, a display that includes an important early English dish painted with Hector of Troy, illustrated here.
79oz (149g) and such an important set was copied in silver, silver gilt and gold, and eventually some 5,050 sets were produced, of which this is a part depicting Queen Elizabeth (spelled Quene Elizabethe) St Peter, Hector of Troy, King Arthur, Charlemagne and Jushua (spelt Jusua Dux).