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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

Conservation Notes

Earthenware, covered front and back with a white tin glaze. The painting is in blue, brown, yellow, orange, green, purple, turquoise, black, and white; the green and purple have bubbled slightly. On the rim near the edge are four kiln-support marks. The plate has been broken into several pieces and repaired with broad areas of overpaint, especially in bands across the center from ten to four o'clock and from seven to one o'clock, and on the rim from nine clockwise to one o'clock and between three and four o'clock. The plate was already noted as damaged when described by Frati in 1852.

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