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  • Place of origin:

    Faenza (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1540 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 40, shelf 2

Physical description

Moulded bowl, tin-glazed front and back. Painted in blue, green, orange and yellow. In the centre a profile-bust of a man in Oriental costume facing right. To the right a drapery or scroll inscribed with characters perhaps meant to imitate an Oriental language. The border is scalloped and has foliage and scroll-pattern in compartments, alternately grounded in green, orange and blue. The reverse is coarsely painted with concentric circles and semi-circles of blue and yellow. Tin-glazed overall.

Place of Origin

Faenza (made)


ca. 1540 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware


Diameter: 27.0 cm

Object history note

Bought from the Soulages Collection (5l) transferred to Circulation, 10th March 1909

Descriptive line

Moulded dish with scallped border, male profile bust in centre surrounded by compartments of scolling foliage, tin-glazed earthenware, made in Faenza, 1535-1550


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Tin glazed

Subjects depicted

Scrolling foliage; Busts; Profiles


Ceramics; Maiolica; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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