Wide-rimmed bowl with Perseus and Andromeda

Probably "In Castel Durante" Painter Italian

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At the center of this bowl, Perseus appears with the head of Medusa, whom he has killed. The hero reappears on the bowl's rim, arriving on a puff of cloud to free Andromeda from the sea monster Cetus, who holds her captive. The scenes themselves are discreet and sequential: in mythology separated by time, and on this piece set apart by a white border. The landscape, however, flows continuously from one image into the next.

Wide-rimmed bowl with Perseus and Andromeda, Probably "In Castel Durante" Painter (Italian, active Castel Durante, first half of 16th century), Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware), Italian, Urbino or Castel Durante

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