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Ewer

Maker:
Follower of Bernard Palissy (French, Agen, Lot-et-Garonne 1510–1590 Paris)
Designer:
Cast from a pewter original by François Briot (French, ca. 1550–1612)
Date:
late 16th–early 17th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Lead-glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
Height: 11 in. (27.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of Julia A. Berwind, 1953
Accession Number:
53.225.29
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 544
The figures in cartouches on the ewer represent Faith, Hope, and Charity. The central figure on the matching basin (see 04.9.20) is of Temperance, surrounded by personifications of the four elements, Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Around the rim are Minerva and figures symbolizing the seven Liberal Arts: Astronomy, Grammar, Dialectics, Rhetoric, Music, Arithmetic, and Geometry.
Julia A. Berwind (until 1953; to MMA)
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