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Fragment: C.71-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Perhaps)
Maker: Unidentified Todi pottery (Perhaps)

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Description

Late Medieval maiolica fragment of a relief from a jug, with a face of a bearded man, painted in black and green.

Pale yellowish-buff earthenware, moulded in relief with the face of a bearded man; concave on the reverse. Painted in black with a little green at the edges.

Notes

History note: Signor Avvocato Marcioni or Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli; Sotheby's, 16-17 February 1914, Catalogue of the collections of early Italian pottery formed by Signor Avvocato Marcioni and Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli of Orvieto, lot 16 (1) & pl. I. Purchased from Kerin, London, on 9 December 1933 by H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.4 cm
Height: 6.2 cm
Width: 3.6 cm

Relative size of this object

3.6 cm6.2 cm2.4 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy
  • Todi ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

14th Century
Medieval
Circa 1300 CE - Circa 1400 CE

Note

This mask fragment was probably attached to a jug made in Orvieto or possibly Todi (Umbria), although given its provenance, the former is more likely.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( black and copper-green)

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding in relief : Pale yellowish-buff earthenware, moulded in relief decoration, painted in black with a little copper-green at the edges.

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.71-1991
Primary reference Number: 47693
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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