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Plate depicting the Suicide of Ajax

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Plate depicting the Suicide of Ajax. Old note indicates formerly "Framed in carved gilt frame." Broken. Inscribed and dated 1541.

Inscription

Aiax che se ucise per larmede achille fatto in pesaro 1541

Provenance

By 1891, Cavendish Bentinck Collection; 1891, sold by Bentinck to Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson; 1925, bequest of Mrs. T. O. Richardson to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson

Italian (Pesaro), Renaissance, 1541

Object Place

Pesaro, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 cm.; height: 5.8 cm

Accession Number

25.306

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery