Follower of Bernard Palissy French
Cast from a pewter original by François Briot French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 544

The figures in cartouches on the ewer represent Faith, Hope, and Charity. The central figure on the matching basin (see 04.9.20) is of Temperance, surrounded by personifications of the four elements, Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Around the rim are Minerva and figures symbolizing the seven Liberal Arts: Astronomy, Grammar, Dialectics, Rhetoric, Music, Arithmetic, and Geometry.

Ewer, Follower of Bernard Palissy (French, Agen, Lot-et-Garonne 1510–1590 Paris), Lead-glazed earthenware, French

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