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Maiolica dish with St Roch

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An image of Maiolica. Dish/piatto di pompa. St Roch. Unknown maker, Umbria, Deruta. Shape 61. Circular with slightly sloping rim and wide deep well. standing on a footring pierced by two holes in the correct position for suspension the right way up. In the middle, St Roch leans on a forked staff held in his left hand and points with his right to a plague spot on his right thigh; he has a halo and wears knee-length hose, a short tunic with long sleeves and a cloak. In the background to left, are hills and the towers and spires of two churches, and in the foreground, stylized flowers. The edge of the well has a border of zig-zags and spots. On the rim, there are stylized flowers and scrolling leaves. A band of yellow lustre encircles the outer edge. Dark buff earthenware, the front is tin-glazed; the reverse lead-glazed honey-brown. Painted in bright dark blue and with brassy-yellow lustre, height, whole, 9.0 cm, diameter, whole, 41.8 cm, circa 1500-1550. Renaissance.

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Maiolica. Dish/piatto di pompa. St Roch. Unknown maker, Umbria, Deruta. Shape 61. Circular with slightly sloping rim and wide deep well. standing on a footring pierced by two holes in the correct position for suspension the right way up. In the middle, St Roch leans on a forked staff held in his left hand and points with his right to a plague spot on his right thigh; he has a halo and wears knee-length hose, a short tunic with long sleeves and a cloak. In the background to left, are hills and the towers and spires of two churches, and in the foreground, stylized flowers. The edge of the well has a border of zig-zags and spots. On the rim, there are stylized flowers and scrolling leaves. A band of yellow lustre encircles the outer edge. Dark buff earthenware, the front is tin-glazed; the reverse lead-glazed honey-brown. Painted in bright dark blue and with brassy-yellow lustre, height, whole, 9.0 cm, diameter, whole, 41.8 cm, circa 1500-1550. Renaissance.

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  • Accession Number: C.45-1927
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 812 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 849.40kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1

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16th Century blue boils cape Christianity circular cloak clothes clothing Deruta dish earthenware Fitz_AA floral flowers glazed halo hose Italian leaves lustre lustre ware lustreware male Other Keywords pestilence piatto piatto di pompa pilgrims plague pottery protector religion religious Renaissance round saints spires staffs tights tin-glazed tower tunic Umbrian School yellow

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