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Maiolica arcaica jug

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An image of Maiolica arcaica. Jug. Unidentified Orvieto pottery, Italy, Umbria. Shape 10. Thickly potted bulbous body with vertical zone round the widest part, cylindrical neck with large pelican-beak spout, and wide strap handle composed of three rolls of clay pressed together and flattened. The jug originally had relief heads on the front and sides, but only one of the latter remains. The vertical area is decorated with leaves, with two manganese bands below, and each side of the shoulder, with two panels filled with leaves and cross-hatching. On the neck, there are lanceolate leaves between two pairs of manganese bands; on the spout, manganese horizontal lines; and on the handle, three groups of manganese stripes alternating with two green, with three green below. Earthenware: the interior is lead-glazed yellowish-brown, the exterior is tin-glazed pale greyish-white; painted in manganese and copper-green. Height, whole, 20.4 cm, diameter, base, 14.1 cm, width, handle to spout, 24.5 cm, circa 1300-1400. Late Medieval.

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Maiolica arcaica. Jug. Unidentified Orvieto pottery, Italy, Umbria. Shape 10. Thickly potted bulbous body with vertical zone round the widest part, cylindrical neck with large pelican-beak spout, and wide strap handle composed of three rolls of clay pressed together and flattened. The jug originally had relief heads on the front and sides, but only one of the latter remains. The vertical area is decorated with leaves, with two manganese bands below, and each side of the shoulder, with two panels filled with leaves and cross-hatching. On the neck, there are lanceolate leaves between two pairs of manganese bands; on the spout, manganese horizontal lines; and on the handle, three groups of manganese stripes alternating with two green, with three green below. Earthenware: the interior is lead-glazed yellowish-brown, the exterior is tin-glazed pale greyish-white; painted in manganese and copper-green. Height, whole, 20.4 cm, diameter, base, 14.1 cm, width, handle to spout, 24.5 cm, circa 1300-1400. Late Medieval.

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  • Accession Number: C.70-1991
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 916 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 121.51kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1

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14th Century bulb bulbous earthenware Fitz_AA glazed green handle handled Italian jug Late Medieval lead-glazed leaves maiolica Medieval pottery spout spouted tin-glazed Trecento Umbrian School

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