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Maiolica bowl moulded in relief with the Agnus Dei

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An image of Maiolica shallow bowl standing on a low foot. Coppa. Maestro Giorgio Andreoli, workshop, Umbria, Gubbio. Circular with shallow curved sides and convex boss surrounded by a rib, standing on a low foot. In the middle, within a circular lustred rib, the Agnus Dei, bearing a pennant with a red cross, stands on a red and white chequered pavement. Behind him is a blue skyline and blue striated sky with lustre strokes on it. On the sides, radiating oval leaves alternate with stylised plants bearing spherical buds reserved in a blue ground. A lustre band encircles the rim. The back is decorated in coppery-gold lustre with a stroke in the middle, and three swirls on the sides. Buff earthenware, moulded with decoration in relief and tin-glazed pale beige overall. Painted in blue, and with red and coppery-gold lustre, height, whole, 5.8 cm, diameter, whole, 24.7 cm, circa 1530-1550. Renaissance. Production Notes: The Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) is one of several stock motifs found on the central medallions of Gubbio moulded dishes (coppe), whose sides are decorated with a variety of radiating relief motifs such as leaves, buds and rays.

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Maiolica shallow bowl standing on a low foot. Coppa. Maestro Giorgio Andreoli, workshop, Umbria, Gubbio. Circular with shallow curved sides and convex boss surrounded by a rib, standing on a low foot. In the middle, within a circular lustred rib, the Agnus Dei, bearing a pennant with a red cross, stands on a red and white chequered pavement. Behind him is a blue skyline and blue striated sky with lustre strokes on it. On the sides, radiating oval leaves alternate with stylised plants bearing spherical buds reserved in a blue ground. A lustre band encircles the rim. The back is decorated in coppery-gold lustre with a stroke in the middle, and three swirls on the sides. Buff earthenware, moulded with decoration in relief and tin-glazed pale beige overall. Painted in blue, and with red and coppery-gold lustre, height, whole, 5.8 cm, diameter, whole, 24.7 cm, circa 1530-1550. Renaissance. Production Notes: The Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) is one of several stock motifs found on the central medallions of Gubbio moulded dishes (coppe), whose sides are decorated with a variety of radiating relief motifs such as leaves, buds and rays.

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  • Accession Number: C.106-1927
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 884 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 806.00kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 22/1

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16th Century Agnus Dei animal blue bowl buds checkerboard floor checkered chequered circular coppa earthenware Fitz_AA flowers glazed High Renaissance Italian lamb Lamb of God leaves lustre lustre ware lustreware Maestro Giorgio Andreoli maiolica moulded Other Keywords pennant flags pottery relief Renaissance round tin-glazed

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