Dish, with moulded underside on the rim. Earthenware covered front and back with a presumed tin-glaze. Painted on the front a landscape with buildings and two men pushing from the shore a boat with Danae and the infant Perseus, far left two men gesture towards them. Figure of Danae is after an engraving by the Master of the Die after Peruzzi, centre left-hand figure is after Marcantonio Raimondi after Bandinelli. On the back an inscription.
- 1527-1531 (circa)
- Made in: Urbino (perhaps)
- (Europe,Italy,The Marches,Pesaro e Urbino,Urbino)
- Diameter: 41.3 centimetres
- Height: 6 centimetres
Inscription TransliterationDe Danae/e/Perseo il fer' destino/o/fabula/o/historia
Inscription CommentIn dark-blue.
Inscription Positionfoot, following inscription
Inscription CommentResembling a y.
Bernal Sale lot 2105 Christie's 5 March - 30 April 1855.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCN7504
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