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Maiolica pilgrim's souvenir bowl with the Virgin and Child

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An image of Maiolica. Bowl/Pilgrim's souvenir bowl. Virgin and Child. Unknown, maker, perhaps Pesaro or Loreto area, The Marches. Inside, the Virgin holding the Christ Child stands between sprays of foliage in front of the Santa Casa. Round the rim between greyish-blue lines there are alternating sprays of greyish-blue and yellow leaves, interrupted by the words 'CON.POL.DI.S.CASA' (with dust of the Holy House) in manganese. Outside, there are two greyish-blue bands below the rim, which is yellow. Pale yellowish-buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed overall. Painted in greyish-blue, sage-green, yellow, orange, brown, and manganese, height, whole, 3.9 cm, diameter, whole, 10.9 cm, circa 1700- 1800.

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Maiolica. Bowl/Pilgrim's souvenir bowl. Virgin and Child. Unknown, maker, perhaps Pesaro or Loreto area, The Marches. Inside, the Virgin holding the Christ Child stands between sprays of foliage in front of the Santa Casa. Round the rim between greyish-blue lines there are alternating sprays of greyish-blue and yellow leaves, interrupted by the words 'CON.POL.DI.S.CASA' (with dust of the Holy House) in manganese. Outside, there are two greyish-blue bands below the rim, which is yellow. Pale yellowish-buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed overall. Painted in greyish-blue, sage-green, yellow, orange, brown, and manganese, height, whole, 3.9 cm, diameter, whole, 10.9 cm, circa 1700- 1800.

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  • Accession Number: C.2244-1928
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 1009 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 267.95kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1

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