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Plate depicting a stag resting

Date:
ca. 1490–1500
Culture:
Italian, Montelupo
Medium:
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): H. 2 1/2 x Diam. 14 in. (6.4 x 35.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.85.34
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 604
Maiolica from Montelupo, a town to the north-west of Florence, often included imitations of Spanish (Valencian) lusterware motifs, as seen in the foliage surrounding the resting stag.
Rusca (until 1883; sale, Maison de l'enterprise, Florence, April 10, 1883, no. 60); Sigismond Bardac , Paris (by 1913) ; Mortimer L. Schiff , New York (by 1927–46; his sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, May 4, 1946, no. 69; sold through French & Co. to MMA)
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