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image of Large dish with border of floral scrollwork and cornucopias; in the center, profile bust of Deruta 16th Century (ceramist)
Large dish with border of floral scrollwork and cornucopias; in the center, profile bust of "Faustina", c. 1510/1535
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
overall (diameter): 41.2 cm (16 1/4 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.322
Not on View
From the Tour: Italian Renaissance Ceramics
Object 15 of 25

Conservation Notes

Earthenware, covered on the front and edge with a white tin glaze, on the reverse with a speckled and slightly pockmarked yellowish brown glaze, which has crawled off the body in small patches. On the reverse, low ridges radiate from the foot ring toward the edge. The painting is in blue with golden-yellow luster. In the foot ring are two holes for suspension, made before firing, placed in such a way that the dish hangs from them slightly askew. There are three kiln scars on the reverse, one near the edge, two on the curving sides of the well. There are patches of damage, filled and inpainted, on the woman's head cloth, the front of her dress, and the rim at four o'clock. The glaze is scuffed, and there is some wear and chipping on the outer and inner edges of the rim.

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