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Jug with Figure in Profile

Date:
1420–50
Geography:
Made in Florence or its vicinity, Tuscany, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 1/2 x 5 9/16 x 4 11/16 in. (19.1 x 14.2 x 11.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.129.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 307
By the 1500s Italian maiolica makers would famously use the surface of their wares to depict complex narrative scenes, but this jug, with its confident half-length depiction of a man, represents an early foray into figure drawing by a Florentine potter.
[ Lippmann, England (sold 1912)]
Riccetti, Lucio, ed. 1909 tra collezionismo e tutela: Connoisseur, antiquari e la ceramica medievale orvietana. Perugia and Orvieto: Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, 2010. no. 8.1.14, p. 467.



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