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Tin-glazed Maiolica basin, Vulcan Painter

Image attached to EC.19-1946

An image of Maiolica Basin. Vulcan Painter. Maiolica basin for ewer, painted in polychrome, with a fox and bear with a shield of arms in a landscape, a battle between centaurs and satyrs, and eight medallions painted with subjects from the Bible and Roman history surrounded by grotesques. Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed white overall. Height (whole) 5.5 cm, diameter (whole) 46.3 cm. circa 1520 to 1530.

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Maiolica Basin. Vulcan Painter. Maiolica basin for ewer, painted in polychrome, with a fox and bear with a shield of arms in a landscape, a battle between centaurs and satyrs, and eight medallions painted with subjects from the Bible and Roman history surrounded by grotesques. Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed white overall. Height (whole) 5.5 cm, diameter (whole) 46.3 cm. circa 1520 to 1530.

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  • Accession Number: EC.19-1946
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 934 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 1.17MB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1
  • Captured: 2011:04:07 15:31:20

Key words

16th Century animals basin bears biblical centaur earthenware Fitz_AA fox gadroons grotesque Italian Late Renaissance maiolica mythical mythology Renaissance satyrs

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