Workshop of Masséot Abaquesne (French, active 1538–57)
probably ca. 1542
Height: 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 544
Sporting a laurel wreath and classical drapery, the female figure portrayed on this jar amid scrolling foliage is more detailed than the profile head on the example exhibited nearby, suggesting that this one may not have been part of the very large and more sketchily executed order for pharmaceutical containers placed with Masséot Abaquesne in 1545.
Gaston Le Breton , Rouen (before 1910) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , New York (until 1917; to MMA)