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The Lion of Saint Mark

Date:
ca. 1500–1510
Culture:
Italian, Deruta
Medium:
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): H. 1 1/8 x Diam. 9 5/16 in. (2.9 x 23.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.85.41
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 604
This plate was made in Umbria for the Venetian market, and is decorated with the arms of the city – the Lion of St. Mark with an open book inscribed PAX TIBI MARCE EVANGELISTA MEUS (Peace be with you, Mark, my Evangelist).
Charles Mannheim (by 1898) ; Émile Gaillard , Paris (until 1904; sale, Paris, June 8, 1904, no. 456) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York ; Mortimer L. Schiff , New York (before 1927–46; his sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, May 4, 1946, no. 87; sold through French & Co. to MMA)
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