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Perseus and Andromeda

Maker:
"In Castel Durante" Painter (Italian, active Castel Durante, first half of 16th century)
Date:
ca. 1525
Culture:
Italian, Castel Durante
Medium:
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Dimensions:
H. 1-5/8 in. (4.1 cm), Diam. 9-1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, by exchange, 1965
Accession Number:
65.6.9
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 ]
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