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Tile from a Frieze
Luster Star Tile
Bowl, stonepaste with blue and black underglaze painting
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 453
All twelve of the zodiac signs appear in the molded medallions on this flask. The fact that Gemini and Sagittarius appear in the center, however, suggests that it was made to commemorate a specific event, perhaps a marriage or the birth of a child.
[ J. Acheroff, Paris, until 1957; sold to MMA]
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