Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo (Italian, Rovigo ca.1487–1542)
Lustered in Gubbio
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Diameter: 10 1/4 in. (26cm)
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 950
Inscription: Inscribed in blue under the foot: 1532 / Da Serpi Laocoonte, e, i figli / uccisi, / Nel II de la Eneida d Vgilio M (Laocoön and his sons killed by serpents. From Book 2 of the Aeneid of Virgil) / fra : xato A / da Rouigo, i / Vrbino
Prince Massimo Colonna, Rome; Henry Oppenheimer, London (sale, Christie's, London, July 15-17, 1936, lot 20, ill.).