Deruta 16th Century (ceramist)|
Large dish with segmental border of plant sprays and scale pattern; in the center, a profile bust of a woman in a winged headdress, c. 1515/1540
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
overall (diameter): 41.3 cm (16 1/4 in.)
Not on View
Object 16 of 25
Conservation NotesEarthenware, covered on the front and edge with a white tin glaze and on the back with a pockmarked semitranslucent yellowish brown glaze overlying streaks of tin glaze. The painting is in blue, with golden brown luster. The dish has warped slightly in the kiln. In the foot ring are two holes, made before firing, placed so that the dish hangs slightly askew from them. There are kiln scars on the back and edge. The glaze on the front has crawled in patches near the edge. There are small areas of overpaint, notably near the woman's mouth.
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