"In Castel Durante" Painter (Italian, active Castel Durante, first half of 16th century)
Italian, Castel Durante
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
H. 1-5/8 in. (4.1 cm), Diam. 9-1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, by exchange, 1965
Not on view
The scene in the center may represent Perseus cleansing himself of the blood of the Gorgon Medusa.
Inscription: Incised into glaze on underside: 4 47
Marking: Written in ink on underside: 85
Stickers on underside: 1) C 1950 2) 85.
Sir Andrew Fountaine (until 1884; sale, Andrew Fountaine collection, June 16, 1884, no. 328); Octavius E. Coope (until 1910; sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, May 3, 1910 , no. 22); Walter von Pannwitz (by 1925) ; [ his collection through Stiebel Ltd. , sold to MMA ]
Artist: probably the "In Castel Durante" Painter (Italian, active Castel Durante, first half of 16th century)Date: ca. 1530Medium: Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)Accession: 1975.1.1084On view in:Gallery 950
Artist: possibly workshop of Giovanni Maria Vasaro (Italian (Castel Durante), active early 16th century)Date: ca. 1510–20Medium: Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)Accession: 1975.1.1025On view in:Gallery 950