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image of Plate with Hero leaping to her death from her tower and the drowned Leander; in the center, a shield of arms Attributed to Francesco Xanto Avelli and a collaborator, probably in Urbino; probably lustered in the workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio, or by Vicenzo Andreoli, Urbino
Francesco Xanto Avelli (ceramist)
Italian, active 1530/1542
Vincenzo Andreoli (ceramist)
Italian
Italian 16th Century (ceramist)
Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio (related artist)
Italian, c. 1465/1470 - c. 1553
Plate with Hero leaping to her death from her tower and the drowned Leander; in the center, a shield of arms, 1538
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
overall (diameter): 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.337
Not on View
From the Tour: Italian Renaissance Ceramics
Object 11 of 25

Conservation Notes

Earthenware, covered front and back with a speckled off-white tin glaze. The painting is in blue, green, gray, black, brown, and white, with red and golden-brown luster. There are five kiln-spur marks on the front near the edge. The outer edge of the rim is severely chipped, and there is some chipping on the inner edge.

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