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The Judgement of Paris: MAR.C.66-1912

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Titles

The Judgement of Paris

Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Maker)
After Raimondi, Marcantonio (Printmaker)

Description

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed off-white overall; the glaze on the reverse is thin in places and tinged with green. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, manganese-purple, black, and white. Shape 59. Circular with sloping rim, deep well and recessed base.
The Judgement of Paris. Paris, seated on the left, hands the golden apple to Venus who stands in the centre, accompanied by Juno and Cupid; further to the right, Minerva dresses herself, and her shield, spear and helmet lie in the foreground. Mercury is on the left of Paris and a winged Victory holds a wreath over Venus' head. In the background there is a mountainous island with buildings and bridges. The edge is yellow. On the back, `Paris.' is inscribed in the middle in blue, and single yellow bands encircle the foot and shoulder, and two the rim.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 23.2 cm
Height: 4.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Urbino ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

Third quarter of 16th century
Renaissance
Circa 1550 CE - 1575 CE

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, manganese-purple, black, and white)

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed off-white overall; the glaze on the reverse is thin in places and tinged with green. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, manganese-purple, black, and white.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: paris
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.66-1912
Primary reference Number: 77386
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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