- Museum number
Dish with emplacement for ewer; earthenware covered entirely with a presumed tin-glaze. Painted on the front, in the centre Athena playing the pipes, around the scene a wreath, on the base in a landscape Apollo playing a violin, Marsyas watching his pipes thrown to the floor, right Apollo flaying Marsyas, at the top the Gods having dinner (subject from Ovid); outside a scrolling pattern in bianco sopra bianco. On the sides grotesques and four male heads.
- Production date
- 1525-1530 (circa)
Diameter: 51.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Thornton & Wilson 2009
The depiction of Apollo on the left of the dish is derived, in reverse, from a drawing by Raphael of the back of Michelangelo's David. See P&D registration no. Pp,1.68.
Bibliography: Moore 1985 no. 24; Mallet 1980 p.157-158, pl xxix; Rackham 1922 p.127, pl IIA.
- On display (G1/wp177)
- Exhibition history
2013 14 Sep - 2014 24 Feb, Norwich, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Fountaine Sale lot 59 Christie's 16-19 June 1884.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number