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Bowl, mould-made with a cusped outline. Earthenware covered front and back with a presumed tin-glaze. Painted with the woman of Tekoah kneeling and talking to David; by him stands a man (?Joab). Right Absalom is welcomed by David. Copied quite closely from an illustration in `Historiarum veteris instrumenti icones ad vivum expressae' (woodcuts after Holbein). Damaged.
- Production date
- 1570-1620 (circa)
Diameter: 27.50 centimetres (average maximum)
- Curator's comments
- Thornton & Wilson 2009
The subject of this bowl and the inscription on the reverse are from a page of the 'Historiarum Veteris Testamenti Icones', a series of woodcuts illustrations to the Old Testament by Hans Holbein the Younger. See P&D registration no. 1904,0206.86.43.
The bowl is believed to have been made in Urbino or by an Urbino-trained artist working elsewhere.
- On display (G1/wp177)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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