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Dish with Heraldic Shield

Date:
1470–1500
Geography:
Made in probably Manises, Valencia, Spain
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
Overall: 17 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. (43.5 x 7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.728
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 307
Toward the end of the fifteenth century, Valencian potters created new forms, modeled after contemporary metalwork, with raised studs and ribbing. These objects were often embellished with an overall dot-and-stalk pattern, which served as a field surrounding a family crest.
Benjamin Altman, New York
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