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Maiolica albarello pharmacy jar

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An image of Maiolica. Pharmacy Jar. Unknown maker, probably Florence. Albarello, with sloping shoulders, cylindrical neck with slightly everted rim, and, on one side, a small strap handle. Round the sides between horizontal bands, is a broad zone of geometrical ornament comprising debased Kufic, knots and cross-hatched rectangular and irregular shapes. On the shoulder and round the lower part of the jar there are groups of vertical strokes alternating with stylised plants; on the neck, trellis pattern between horizontal bands. Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides, the interior now pale beige; base unglazed. Painted in blue. Height, whole, 24.5 cm, diameter, rim, 11.2 cm, diameter, base, 11.4 cm, width, whole, 16.0 cm, circa 1440-1460. Renaissance.

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Maiolica. Pharmacy Jar. Unknown maker, probably Florence. Albarello, with sloping shoulders, cylindrical neck with slightly everted rim, and, on one side, a small strap handle. Round the sides between horizontal bands, is a broad zone of geometrical ornament comprising debased Kufic, knots and cross-hatched rectangular and irregular shapes. On the shoulder and round the lower part of the jar there are groups of vertical strokes alternating with stylised plants; on the neck, trellis pattern between horizontal bands. Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides, the interior now pale beige; base unglazed. Painted in blue. Height, whole, 24.5 cm, diameter, rim, 11.2 cm, diameter, base, 11.4 cm, width, whole, 16.0 cm, circa 1440-1460. Renaissance.

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  • Accession Number: C.181-1991
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/39.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 664 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 201.94kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 39/1

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15th Century Artistic Movement Date Department Fitz_AA Florentine Italian Material Medium Nationalities Object Type Other Keywords Predominant Colours Renaissance Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPACtd _WF_PCtd albarello blue container cufic dispensing pot drug pot earthenware geometrical glazed handled jar kufic maiolica painted patterned pharmacy jar pottery repeated pattern script storage jar tin-glazed trellis

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