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Two-Handled Jar with Stag

ca. 1350
Made in Tuscany, Italy
Tin-glazed earthenware
Overall: 14 3/16 x 14 11/16 x 12 3/16 in. (36 x 37.3 x 31 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of V. Everit Macy, in memory of his wife, Edith Carpenter Macy, 1927
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 307
Combining Eastern and Tuscan decorative motifs, this rare type of early Tuscan maiolica may have been used in a medieval pharmacy
Rita de Acosta Lydig (American, 1880–1929); V. Everit Macy, New York (until 1927)
Illustrated Catalogue of the Rita Lydig Collection. New York: American Art Association, April 4, 1913. no. 15, ill.

Rorimer, James J., and William Holmes Forsyth. "The Medieval Galleries." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 12, no. 6 (February 1954). p. 139.

Riccetti, Lucio. "J. Pierpont Morgan e Alexandre Imbert: La scoperta e la fortuna della ceramica medievale orvietana intorno al 1909." In 1909 tra collezionismo e tutela: Connoisseur, antiquari e la ceramica medievale orvietana, edited by Lucio Riccetti. Perugia and Orvieto: Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, 2010. p. 25, fig. 2.

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