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image of Large dish with running plant border; in the center, horsemen fighting Deruta 16th Century (ceramist)
Large dish with running plant border; in the center, horsemen fighting, c. 1500/1520
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
overall (diameter): 40.5 cm (15 15/16 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.318
Not on View
From the Tour: Italian Renaissance Ceramics
Object 12 of 25

Conservation Notes

Earthenware, covered on the front with a white tin glaze and on the back with a pock-marked semitranslucent yellowish brown glaze overlying spots of tin glaze. The painting is in blue, with luster varying in color from yellow to pinkish gold. In the foot ring are two holes for suspension, made before firing, placed so that the dish hangs slightly askew from them. On the reverse are six kiln scars, three near the edge and three on the curving sides of the well. A crack runs down the dish from one o'clock toward seven o'clock. There is some wear and chipping on the outer and inner edges of the rim.

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