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dish

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1855,1201.44

  • Description

    Shallow dish on low foot; earthenware covered front and back with a presumed tin-glaze; painted on the front with Semele asleep in bed, approached from above by Jupiter, on the left another bed and Juno and Semele talking; Jupiter holds an armorial shield, yellow with an orange-brown cross, couped and slightly splayed, between sixteen blue allerions; the arms are slightly incorrect for Anne de Montmorency; inscription on the reverse.

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  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1535
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 25.5 centimetres
    • Height: 4.1 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        foot rim
      • Inscription Transliteration

        fabula de Gioue & Semele Nella Botega de Mo Guido durantino In Vrbino 1535
      • Inscription Comment

        In blue.
  • Curator's comments

    Bibliography: Liverani 1958 fig.xxiii-xxiv.

  • Bibliography

    • Wilson 1987 80 bibliographic details
    • Thornton & Wilson 2009 cat. 174 bibliographic details
    • Ballardini 1933-1938 II, no209, fig200, fig363R bibliographic details
    • Rasmussen 1984 p182 bibliographic details
    • Fortnum 1896 p201-202 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    1995 18 Oct-1996 19 Feb, France, Musée Nationale de la Renaissance Château d’Ecouen, Le Dressoir du Prince, cat. no. 54, p. 112.
    1993 20 Nov-1994 6 Feb, France, Montmorency, Musee Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Les Seigneurs de Montmorency
    1989 12 Sep-15 Oct, Glasgow, Art Gallery & Museum, Ceramics for the Italian Renaissance
    1989 22 Jan-2 Apr, Stoke-on-Trent, City Museum & Art Gallery, Ceramic Art of the Italian Renaissance

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1855

  • Acquisition notes

    Bernal Sale lot 1751 Christie's 5 March - 30 April 1855.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1855,1201.44


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