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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Plate

pre 1544 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

The plate is part of an armorial service made for the cardinal Antonio Pucci, who was made cardinal in 1531 and died in 1544. There are around 10 pieces known from the service, probably painted in one of the leading workshops for istoriato painting of the city of Urbino.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware
Brief description
Plate depicting The Finding of Moses, with the coat of arms of Cardinal Antonio Pucci, made in Urbino before 1544
Physical description
Italian maiolica plate, made in Urbino painted in yellows, greens and blues depicting The Finding of Moses. The Pharaoh's daughter kneels beside the Nile opening the lid of a chest in which the baby Moses lies. A coat of arms of Cardinal Antonio Pucci features on the top right of the plate.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 27.5cm
Marks and inscriptions
Moyse trouato dala Regina Moglie di Pharaone
Object history
Purchase. Formerly Bernal Collection.
Subject depicted
Summary
The plate is part of an armorial service made for the cardinal Antonio Pucci, who was made cardinal in 1531 and died in 1544. There are around 10 pieces known from the service, probably painted in one of the leading workshops for istoriato painting of the city of Urbino.
Other number
916 - Rackham (1977)
Collection
Accession number
1693-1855

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Record createdJanuary 18, 2006
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