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image of Shallow bowl on low foot with the Conversion of Saul Painting attributed to Francesco Xanto Avelli; place of production uncertain
Francesco Xanto Avelli (ceramist)
Italian, active 1530/1542
Shallow bowl on low foot with the Conversion of Saul, c. 1525
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
overall (diameter): 26.6 cm (10 1/2 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.349
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From the Tour: Italian Renaissance Ceramics
Object 9 of 25

Conservation Notes

Earthenware, covered front and back with a white tin glaze, which is pockmarked on the reverse. The painting is in blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, turquoise, brown, and white; the green has bubbled. There are four kiln-support marks carefully placed on the edge. The rim is chipped.

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