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  • Place of origin:

    Urbino (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1535 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Durantino, Guido (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by George Salting, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case O1, shelf 4

Place of Origin

Urbino (made)


ca. 1535 (made)


Durantino, Guido (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware

Marks and inscriptions

'Linco[n] Mutato in / Lupo'
Lycaon changed into a wolf
Italian. Painted on back


Diameter: 29 cm

Descriptive line

Dish depicting Lycaon changed into a wolf, possibly made at the workshop of Guido Durantino, Urbino, about 1535, tin-glazed earthenware

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

Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian maiolica. London : H.M.S.O., 1977.
Brody, M.J. Istoriato Maiolica with the Arms of Giacomo Nordi, Bishop of Urbino, 1523-1540. [Masters Thesis, Cooper-Hewitt New York 1998]. Cat.8, 72 p.

Labels and date

Plate depicting Lycaon changed into a wolf
Possibly made at the workshop of Guido Durantino, Urbino, Italy about 1535
Inscription: 'Linco[n] Mutato in/ Lupo'
Tin-glazed earthenware

C.2261-1910 Salting Bequest

The story is from Ovid, Metamorphosis, I. The plate is part of a large set with the coat of arms of Giacomo Nordi, Bishop of Urbino, 1523-1540 [16/07/2008]

Production Note

Tancred Borenius, Henry Harris Coll. 1930, no. 58, Pl.XVIc shows plate from same service, representing a scene where "Escolapio rende la vita oli morte" (check spelling). This piece is now National Trust, Polesden Lacey. (See JVG Mallet, Apollo, Nov. 19



Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Maiolica


Ceramics Collection

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