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Bust of a young woman

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Facing straight, hair encircling head, banded, forming aperture in back; green scroll handle from nap to back; widow's peak topped by flower with pouring aperture; facial features trimmed in blue; strands of hair on face; choker necklace; blue/brown jumper, yellow blouse, green sleeves.

Provenance

1967, Blumka Gallery, New York; September 30, 1967, sold by Blumka to R. Thornton Wilson (b. 1886 - d. 1977), New York; 1983, bequest of R. Thornton Wilson to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 12, 1983)

Credit Line

Bequest of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson

Italian (Faenza or Montelupo), Renaissance, about 1510

Object Place

Faenza or Montelupo, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 18.4 x 10.8 cm (8 11/16 x 7 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1983.65

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics