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  • Place of origin:

    Deruta (made)

  • Date:

    1538 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 38, shelf 1

Place of Origin

Deruta (made)


1538 (dated)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware

Marks and inscriptions

'Il miser ateon connuerso i ceruo.'
The unfortunate A[c]teon changed into a stag.
Italian. Painted in Italic script on the back of the plate.

Italian. Date painted in Roman script on the back of the plate.


Diameter: 25 cm, Height: 3 cm

Object history note

Formerly Bandinel Collection.

Descriptive line

Plate depicting the story of Diana and Actaeon from Ovid's Metamorphoses, made in Deruta, dated 1538, tin-glazed earthenware

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian maiolica. London : H.M.S.O., 1977.
Fiocco, Carola and Gabriella Gherardi. Ceramiche Umbre. Faenza. 1988, vol.I. 169 p., no.317.
Fiocco, Carola and Gabriella Gherardi. La ceramica di Deruta dal XIII al XVIII secolo. Perugia : Volumnia, 1994. Nos.231, 232.

Labels and date

Plate depicting the story of Diana and Actaeon from Ovid's Metamorphoses
Made in Deruta, Italy dated 1538
Inscription on the reverse: "Il miser ateon conuerso i ceruo 1538" (The poor Actaeon transformed into a deer)
Tin-glazed earthenware

178-1853 Formerly Bandinel Collection [16/07/2008]

Production Note

Rackam, 1940
Imitator of Francesco Urbini, perhaps same workshop

J Mallet
There exists a later, equally clumsy adaptation of the same composition on a Deruta plate of the 17th century. See Fiocco and Gherardi, 1988, p.169 no.317 and two other plates with same theme attributed to Mastro degli Atteoni in Fiocco and Gherardi, 1994, nos. 231&232.


Ceramics; Maiolica


Ceramics Collection

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