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Medieval & Renaissance, Room 62, The Foyle Foundation Gallery, case 15
Leaves and fruit sprout artfully to provide ears and a beard for a satyr's head. This fusion of a human face with vegetable motifs can be found in paintings and architectural decoration but rarely on ceramics. The vegetable designs were regarded as 'truly Venetian and very pretty things'.
Tin-glazed earthenware plate decorated in colours with a mask and fruit leaves.
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A mask with fruit leaves (recto), sketch of a woman (verso).
Diameter: 45.5 cm, Depth: 6.6 cm
Dish with a satyr head, fruit and foliage; made in Venice, circa 1540
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Bayer, Andrea and Sarah Cartwright, Art and Love in Renaissance Italy, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.