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Plate with oak pattern (cerquate)

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Dark blue ground, green rim, decoration of oak branches and acorns in yellow, symbolic of the della Rovere family of Urbino; orange medallion in center, beaded rim, man's head flanked S V. Back painted over with flaking yellow substance.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson

Italian (Urbino or Castel Durante), about 1525–45

Object Place

Urbino or Casteldurante, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 in.); height: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

22.45

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware