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Jug

Date:
ca. 1480–1500
Culture:
Italian, probably Montelupo
Medium:
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Dimensions:
Overall: H. 6 15/16 x Diam. 4 1/2 in. (17.6 x 11.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, by exchange, 1965
Accession Number:
65.6.14
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 604
Jugs ornamented with heraldic animals were very popular and were widespread; the shape of this one is typically Tuscan. Examples like this were traded extensively and one is represented in the famous Merode Triptych, painted in the Netherlands around 1430 and currently on view at the Cloisters (see metmuseum.org/collections).
Inscription: Stickers on underside: [1] maj. ewer/with fantastic/animal/2. ne; [2] C 1958
Walter von Pannwitz , Berlin ; [ his collection through Stiebel Ltd. , sold to MMA ]
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