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image of Broad-rimmed bowl with Neptune raping Theophane; arms of Pucci with an Francesco Xanto Avelli (artist)
Italian, active 1530/1542
Broad-rimmed bowl with Neptune raping Theophane; arms of Pucci with an "ombrellino", 1532
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
overall (diameter): 26.3 cm (10 3/8 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.345
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From the Tour: Italian Renaissance Ceramics
Object 8 of 25

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center reverse: .1532. / Rape i castro Nettu / Basali nimpha. / Nel .VI. Li: de Ovidio Met: / fra: Xanto .A. / da Rovigo, i / Urbino. [Neptune in the form of a wether rapes the nymph Basalis. In book 6 of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Francesco Xanto Avelli of Rovigo in Urbino]

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