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

Dish

1500-1520 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Dish, painted in blue, yellow, orange, copper green, dark red, and manganese purple. In the middle, in a landscape, an allegorical figure of Philosophy, adapted from one of a series of Florentine engravings wrongly known as the 'Tarocchi Cards of Mantegna', a woman in a garb resembling that of Athena, holding a shield with a scorpion and a long arrow barb downwards. On the rim, trophies of antique weapons connected by a ribbon, in reserve on an orange ground. The back plain.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware
Brief Description
Dish depicting the allegorical figure of Philosophy, painted by the "Painter of the Papal Procession", Cafaggiolo, 1500-20, tin-glazed earthenware
Physical Description
Dish, painted in blue, yellow, orange, copper green, dark red, and manganese purple. In the middle, in a landscape, an allegorical figure of Philosophy, adapted from one of a series of Florentine engravings wrongly known as the 'Tarocchi Cards of Mantegna', a woman in a garb resembling that of Athena, holding a shield with a scorpion and a long arrow barb downwards. On the rim, trophies of antique weapons connected by a ribbon, in reserve on an orange ground. The back plain.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 35.5cm
Gallery Label
Dish Painted by the "Painter of the Papal Procession", Cafaggiolo, Italy 1500-20 Tin-glazed earthenware C.2127-1910 Salting Bequest(16/07/2008)
Credit line
Bequeathed by George Salting, Esq.
Object history
Gavet Collection.
Bibliographic References
  • Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian maiolica. London : H.M.S.O., 1977.
  • Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian Maiolica, London : H.M.S.O., 1977
Other Number
321 - Rackham (1977)
Collection
Accession Number
C.2127-1910

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record createdJuly 16, 2008
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