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  • Place of origin:

    Gubbio (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1510 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware with lustre

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased from the Soulages Collection

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case N1, shelf 1

Physical description

Row of short internal flutings round the hollow and without foot rim. Painted in blue, copper green and lustre colours. In the middle, in a medallion surrounded by a wreath of pinks, Cupid astride a unicorn on a rock. On the rim, scale-pattern within a wreath of berries.

Place of Origin

Gubbio (made)


ca. 1510 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware with lustre


Diameter: 37 cm, Height: 6.9 cm

Object history note

Purchase: Soulages Collection.

Descriptive line

Plateau, painted tin-glazed and lustre decoration depicting Cupid riding a unicorn (symbol of virginity). Italy (Gubbio), about 1510.

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

Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian maiolica. London : H.M.S.O., 1977.

Labels and date

Dish depicting Cupid riding a unicorn (symbol of virginity)
Made in Gubbio, Italy about 1510
Tin-glazed earthenware

7681-1861 Soulages Collection [16/07/2008]

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Maiolica


Ceramics Collection

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