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Aaron arrayed in the High Priest's Garments accompanied by Moses and three other Israelites: MAR.C.59-1912

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Aaron arrayed in the High Priest's Garments accompanied by Moses and three other Israelites

Maker(s)

Probably Fontana Workshop (Workshop)
After Salomon, Bernard (Woodcutter)

Description

Maiolica shallow bowl, painted in polychrome, with Aaron arrayed in the High Priest's Garments accompanied by Moses and three other Israelites.

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse pale beige and faintly tinged with green. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, stone, brown, manganese-purple, black, and white. Shape 81. Shallow circular bowl with sixteen scallops round the rim and sides moulded with a radiating petal and lozenge pattern, originally standing on a low foot, now missing.
Aaron arrayed in the High Priest's Garments accompanied by Moses and three other Israelites. In the foreground there are rocks, grass and a stony path; further back on the left, a tent; and in the landscape background, two tents, trees and hills. The edge is yellow. On the back, 'Aron gran sacerdote/e Moise' (Aaron high priest and Moses) inscribed in the middle in dark blue, and two yellow bands round the rim.

Notes

History note: Probably Conte Ferdinando Pasolini Dall'Onda, Bologna, and/or Robert Napier; Christie's, 6 June 1877, Catalogue of the celebrated assemblage of works of art and vertu known as the Shandon Collection, formed during the last half-century by that well-known amateur Robert Napier, Esq. deceased, late of Glasgow, lot 2793. C.B. Marlay before 1887.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 27.6 cm
Height: 5.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Urbino ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

Third quarter of 16th century
Renaissance
Circa 1555 CE - 1575 1575 CE

Note

The figures were taken from the woodcut illustration headed ESOD. XXXIX. in Damiano Maraffi's Figure del Vecchio Testamento con versi toscani, Lyon (Jean de Tournes), 1554. The inscription begins with the first three words of the inscription below it.

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, orange, stone, brown, manganese-purple, black, and white)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse pale beige and faintly tinged with green. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, stone, brown, manganese-purple, black, and white.
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Aron gran sacerdote/e Moise
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in dark blue

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.59-1912
Primary reference Number: 77383
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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