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Two-Handled Jar with Lions' Heads

Date:
early 15th century
Geography:
Made in Florence, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 7/16 x 12 11/16 x 11 1/4 in. (24 x 32.3 x 28.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.184
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 604
This jar, made early in the fifteenth century, includes bold relief ornament of pine cones or grapes and impressive lion masks. It may have been made near Florence, or further south near the towns of Viterbo or Orvieto.
Stefano Bardini, Florence (sold 5, June 1899); Wilhelm von Bode, Berlin (at least by 1905); Kurt Glogowski, Berlin (sold 1932)
Catalogue of a choice collection of pictures, antiquities, works of art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance from the collection of Signor Stephano Bardini of Florence: Volume 1, Text. London: Christie's, June 5,1899. no. 179, p. 28, (Bardini no. 121).

Catalogue of a choice collection of pictures, antiquities, works of art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance from the collection of Signor Stephano Bardini of Florence: Volume 2, Plates. London: Christie's, June 5,1899. no. 121, pls. 6, 44.

Catalogue des Objets d'Art Antiques, du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance Provenant de la Collection Bardini de Florence. London: Christie's, June 5,1899. no. 121, p. 21.

Wallis, Henry. Italian Ceramic Art: Figure Design and Other Forms of Ornamentation in XVth century Italian Maiolica. London: B. Quaritch, 1905. p. 53, fig. 53.

HARRIS P. S. "A Florentine Jar." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, o.s., 33, no. 7 (July 1938). pp. 169-170.

Riccetti, Lucio, ed. 1909 tra collezionismo e tutela: Connoisseur, antiquari e la ceramica medievale orvietana. Perugia and Orvieto: Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, 2010. no. 6.11.6, p. 425.



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