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Storage jar (albarello) depicting a dog

Date:
ca. 1470–1500
Culture:
Italian, perhaps Pesaro
Medium:
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): H. 11 13/16 x W. 5 5/8 x D. 5 5/8 in. (30 x 14.3 x 14.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.85.21
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 604
The inscription painted above the leaping dog reads (in translation) "let me be and do not touch me".
Inscription: On banderole in Gothic letters: lagamestare enometocare [Lascia me stare e non me tocare] (trans.: Leave me alone and do not touch me)
Sigismond Bardac , Paris (by 1913) ; Mortimer L. Schiff , New York (before 1927–46; his sale, Parke-Bernet Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, May 4, 1946, no. 14; through French & Co. to MMA)
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