Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Plate

ca. 1560-70 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Plate, large well, sloping sides, large rim, tin-glazed front and back, painted with a composition of eight figures in a landscape; Minerva and the Muses; in a countryside landscape Minerva on the left walking toward the muses holding a staff, to the right the muses, some seated, ready with their musical instruments, a seaside landscape with an island with a village and a mount. Painted in blue, orange, yellow, manganese purple and green. Covered in a very shiny glaze.
Reverse inscribed "le noue Muse"(the nine muses).


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware
Brief Description
Plate depicting the nine muses, made in Urbino, about 1560, tin-glazed earthenware
Physical Description
Plate, large well, sloping sides, large rim, tin-glazed front and back, painted with a composition of eight figures in a landscape; Minerva and the Muses; in a countryside landscape Minerva on the left walking toward the muses holding a staff, to the right the muses, some seated, ready with their musical instruments, a seaside landscape with an island with a village and a mount. Painted in blue, orange, yellow, manganese purple and green. Covered in a very shiny glaze.

Reverse inscribed "le noue Muse"(the nine muses).
Dimensions
  • Approx. diameter: 26cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'Le nove muse' (Painted in blue)
Gallery Label
Plate depicting the nine muses Made in Urbino, Italy about 1560 Inscription: 'Le nove muse', painted in blue Tin-glazed earthenware 8914-1863 Formerly Soulages Collection(16/07/2008)
Object history
Purchase. Formerly Soulages Collection.
Production
Same painter as 8913-1863
Subject depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian maiolica. London : H.M.S.O., 1977.
Collection
Accession Number
8914-1863

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record createdJuly 16, 2008
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