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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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Count Ferdinando Pasolini dall'Onda, Faenza, in 1852.[1] Maurice Kann, Paris; (Duveen Brothers), 1908, as part of the Kann collection; purchased February 1910 by Peter A. B. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from the Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, 1942.

[1] Luigi Frati, Del Museo Pasolini in Faenza (Bologna, 1852), 15, no. 54. This piece has not been identified, however, in the catalogue of the sale at which much of the Pasolini collection was dispersed: Catalogue d'une belle collection de majoliques italiennes..., Paris, 13-15 December 1853.

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