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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.