Art/ Collection/ Art Object


ca. 1520
Italian, Deruta
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware), lustered
Overall (confirmed): 3 3/8 × 15 3/4 in. (8.6 × 40 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, by exchange, 1965
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: On lustre scroll, in blue: OFACIES. OCVLIS.INSIDIOSA.MEIS.FIAT.VOLVNTAS.TVA; on border to each side, twice, in blue: PVRITA [Purity]

Stickers on underside: [1] C 1955; [2] A

Written in ink on underside: 6.3.94 Pesaro

Marking: Unmarked
Walter von Pannwitz , Berlin (until d. 1920) ; [ Rosenberg & Stiebel , New York, until 1965; one of fourteen maiolica pieces given by the dealers to MMA in exchange for a group of eighteenth-century boxes and dance cards (carnets de bal) from the Morgan collection ]
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