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Meleager hunting the Calydonian Boar: C.132-1933

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Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)


Meleager hunting the Calydonian Boar


Painter: Milan Marsyas Painter (Attributed to)




Maiolica broad-rimmed bowl, painted in polychrome with Meleager hunting the Calydonian Boar with a coat-of-arms above

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse pale beige and tinged with green. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, black, and white. Shape 57. Circular with a wide, almost flat rim and small deep well; the underside of the rim moulded with three bands of reeding.
Meleager hunting the Calydonian Boar. Meleager stands on the left aiming his bow and arrow at the boar which is already wounded and fleeing towards the right. In the landscape background there are trees, hills and a town. Above, suspended from the branches of a tree, there is a shield of Tuscan form charged with the arms azure, three crescents addorsed argent (one above and two below). The edge is yellow.

Legal notes

Given by Alfred A. De Pass

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 19.3 cm
Height: 3.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Urbino ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933-06-15) by de Pass, Alfred A.


16th Century, second quarter#
Production date: circa AD 1530

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Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

beige on the back Tin-glaze
buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse pale beige and tinged with green. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, black, and white.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: oval

  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.132-1933
Primary reference Number: 79972
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 July 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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