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Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 38, shelf 4
Place of Origin
Marks and inscriptions
'VM BELLO MORIRE TVTTA LA VITA ONORA'
A fair death makes honourable a whole life
Italian. Painted in Roman script on a scroll behind the female figure.
Diameter: 40.5 cm, Height: 10 cm
Object history note
Purchase price note: Bought for £17 17s 4d.
Dish depicting portrait of a lady with plaited hair, 'VM BELLO MORIRE TVTTA LA VITA ONORA' on scroll, made in Deruta, Italy, 1535-1545
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian maiolica. London : H.M.S.O., 1977.
Labels and date
Dish depicting portrait of a lady with plaited hair
Made in Deruta, Italy 1535 - 1545
Inscription on scroll: VM BELLO MORIRE TVTTA LA VITA ONORA (" A fair death makes honourable a whole life)