Dish with landscape seen though an arch

Painted by Siro Antonio Africa Italian
and his nephew, Siro Domenico Africa Italian
in the workshop of Carlo Giuseppe Rampini Italian

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Landscapes with architectural ruins feature prominently on maiolica dishes made in Pavia, a city in the Lombardy region of Italy, during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. The two figures painted in front of the arch resemble spectators at a performance, drawing attention to the hilltop city in the distance, as well as the ingenuity of the dish’s painter.

Dish with landscape seen though an arch, Painted by Siro Antonio Africa (Italian, 1663–ca. 1735), Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Italian, Pavia

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