Jug with Figure in Profile


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 307

By the 1500s Italian maiolica makers would famously use the surface of their wares to depict complex narrative scenes, but this jug, with its confident half-length depiction of a man, represents an early foray into figure drawing by a Florentine potter.

Jug with Figure in Profile, Tin-glazed earthenware, Italian

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