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  • Place of origin:

    Urbino (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1560 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fontana Workshop (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 40, shelf 4

Physical description

Tin glazed earthenware plate painted in colours with yellow rim, depicting Latona changing into frogs the Lycian peasants who had insulted her, and featuring her children Apollo and Diana helping to scoop water over a group of frogs. On the back, concentric circles in yellow and blue with the inscription "La Dea Latona".

Place of Origin

Urbino (made)


ca. 1560 (made)


Fontana Workshop (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware

Marks and inscriptions

'La Dea Latona'
The goddess Latona
Painted on the back


Diameter: 28 cm

Object history note

Purchase: Soulages Collection.

Descriptive line

Plate depicting Latona changing the Lycian peasants into frogs, possibly Fontana workshops, Urbino, Italy, about 1560, tin-glazed earthenware

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

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

Labels and date

Made in Possibly Fontana workshops, Urbino, Italy About 1560
Inscription: 'La Dea Latona'
Tin-glazed earthenware

8911-1863 Soulages Collection [16/07/2008]


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Tin glazing

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Maiolica; Earthenware; Myths & Legends


Ceramics Collection

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