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Two-handled drug jar

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A two-handled drug jar made for the Florentine hospital of Santa Maria Nuova. Ovoid body with two handles, decorated with manganese and cobalt blue, standing in relief on the surface. Possibly made in the workshop of Giunta da Tugio or of Maso and Miniato di Domenico, Florence. The emblem of...

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Made for the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova, Florence, Italy. By 1885, with George B. Upton [see note 1]. 1923, bought by the MFA for $25. (Accession date: June 7, 1923) NOTES: [1] Lent by George B. Upton to the MFA on May 29, 1885 (MFA Loan 954 No.1).

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The Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

Italian (Florence), Renaissance, about 1427–31

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Height: 23.5 cm (91/4 in.), diameter: 12.7 cm (5 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica) with zaffera in rilievo decoration




Ceramics, Pottery