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Plate with Hercules and Lichas and arms of the Pucci family

Artist:
Fra Xanto Avelli da Rovigo (ca. 1486–1582)
Date:
1532
Culture:
Italian, Urbino
Medium:
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Dimensions:
Diameter: 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.9.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 521
In the early 1530s, the painter Xanto created an ambitious dinner service for a member of the Pucci family of Florence; six plates from the set are displayed here. On this example, the Pucci arms can be seen at upper left, while at the center, Hercules grabs a would-be assassin by the ankle. The action continues at right, where Hercules’s defeated opponent flies headlong into the sea.
Signature: On back, below inscription, within foot ring: • fra[n] Xa[n]to • A • / da Rouigo, i[n] Vrbino.

Inscription: On back: • 1532 • / Da Hercol' Lica / i[n] / mar scagliato à furia • / Nel. VIIII libro d[e] Ovidio Met:/.
[ J. & S. Goldschmidt , Frankfurt, by 1903–4; sold to MMA ]
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