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  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1540 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Henry J. Pfungst

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 40, shelf 8

Physical description

Tin-glazed earthenware panel painted in blue, yellow, orange, copper green, dark green, greenish brown, manganese purple, black and opaque white. The Virgin, with the Child on her knee and a book in her left hand, sits between a bishop and St. Sebastian (bound to a tree on the right).

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


ca. 1540 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware


Height: 39.5 cm, Width: 35 cm

Descriptive line

Panel, tin-glazed earthenware, depicts the Virgin and Child with St. Sebastian and a bishop, made in Italy, ca. 1540

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

Mallet, John. Istoriato-painting at Pesaro : I. The Argus Painter. Faenza. 1980, LXVI, 1/6. pp.153-159.

Labels and date

Made in Italy
Tin-glazed earthenware

C.91-1915 Given by Mr Henry J. Pfungst [16/07/2008]

Production Note

JVG Mallet, 17/11/2004


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Painting (image-making); Tin glazing

Subjects depicted

Bishops (prelates)


Ceramics; Maiolica; Earthenware; Religion; Christianity


Ceramics Collection

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