Dish (tondino)

Artist: Italian , Gubbio, early 16th century

Date: ca. 1530

Culture: Italian, Gubbio

Medium: Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)

Dimensions: Diameter: 9 15/16 in. (25.2 cm)

Classification: Ceramics-Pottery

Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975

Accession Number: 1975.1.1107


This small lustered bowl is typical of ceramics made in Gubbio in the 1520s and 1530s. The meaning of the boy playing with a pinwheel is uncertain, but it relates to imagery found on birth trays.