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image of Plate with border of grotesques on an orange ground; in the center, Narcissus gazing at his reflection in a fountain Sienese 16th Century (ceramist)
Plate with border of grotesques on an orange ground; in the center, Narcissus gazing at his reflection in a fountain, c. 1510/1520
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
overall (diameter): 26.1 cm (10 1/4 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.315
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From the Tour: Italian Renaissance Ceramics
Object 22 of 25

Conservation Notes

Earthenware, covered front and back with a glossy white tin glaze, which has bubbled near the rim on the reverse. Painted in orange, blue, yellow, white, green, and purple. On the sides of the well are three kiln-support marks. There is minor wear and chipping and some overpaint, to the edge. A crack from four o'clock to the center has been slightly overpainted and filled at the edge.

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