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image of Plate with Venus in her chariot and Cupid, riding through a night sky Attributed to Nicola da Urbino or a close associate; probably lustered in the Workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio
Nicola da Urbino (ceramist)
Italian, active 1520s - c. 1537/1538
Italian 16th Century (ceramist)
Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio (related artist)
Italian, c. 1465/1470 - c. 1553
Plate with Venus in her chariot and Cupid, riding through a night sky, c. 1530/1535
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
overall (diameter): 25.8 cm (10 3/16 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.336
Not on View
From the Tour: Italian Cabinet Galleries
Object 2 of 6

Potters in several Italian cities, including Urbino, Deruta, and Gubbio, specialized in brilliantly colored tin-glazed earthenware, a luxury ceramic often embellished with metallic luster glazes. Some depicted portraits or family crests, but many were decorated with elaborate narrative scenes from the Bible or ancient mythology. These wares are known as maiolica, probably because the techniques for making them entered Italy from Spain by way of Majorca.

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