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Pharmacy jar (albarello)

ca. 1530–60
Italian, probably Naples district or Vietri sul Mare
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Overall (confirmed): 10 3/4 × 5 × 5 in. (27.3 × 12.7 × 12.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 521
Very similar female profiles are painted on the fronts of these jars (see also 41.100.269), while the backs are decorated with simpler vegetal motifs.
Inscription: Inscribed on band to left of woman: nrro [trans.: nero(?)]
George and Florence Blumenthal , Paris and New York (by 1926–her d. 1930) ; George Blumenthal (1930–41; to MMA)
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