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  • Bowl (upper part of a tazza), ca. 1540–50
    South German (Nuremberg?)
    Boxwood and fruitwood; 6 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. (17.1 x 20 cm)
    Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.643)

    The virtuoso carving indicates that the bowl was likely conceived as a goldsmith's model or directly intended to exemplify artistic decorative woodwork in a Kunst- und Wunderkammer. The center medallion representing Roman Charity recalls the work of the Nuremberg painter and engraver Georg Pencz (ca. 1500–1550). The bowl was later remounted as a tazza.

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  • Bowl (upper part of a tazza), ca. 1540–50
    South German (Nuremberg?)
    Boxwood and fruitwood; 6 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. (17.1 x 20 cm)
    Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.643)

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