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A Battle between Caesar and Pompey: C.179-1991

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Object information

Titles

A Battle between Caesar and Pompey

Maker(s)

Bettisi, Leonardo di Antonio (Workshop)

Description

Renaissance maiolica broad-rimmed bowl, painted in blue, yellow and orange with A Battle between Caesar and Pompey.

Earthenware, tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue, yellow, and orange. Shape approximately 59. Circular with broad sloping rim and deep well.
A Battle between Caesar and Pompey. Troops of cavalry are drawn up on the right and left, the former moving forward to attack. Above, there is an oval shield charged with the arms of the Wittelsbach Dukes of Bavaria below a coronet. At the bottom of the rim is an inscription: `cavaleria di popeo simoue/cotra cesare' (Cavalry of Pompey advances against Caesar). A narrow blue band and a yellow band between two orange encircle the rim. The base is marked in brownish-orange `.DO.PI .'.

Notes

History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 25.2 cm
Height: 4.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Faenza ⪼ Emilia-Romagna ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

16th century
Renaissance
Production date: circa CE 1576

School or Style

Renaissance compendiario

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellow, and orange)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue, yellow, and orange.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: cavaleria di popeo simoue/cotra cesare
  • Location: At the bottom of the rim
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Inscription

Inscription present: .DO with line over O .PI with circumflex over I followed by short dash

  • Text: .DO.PI -
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.179-1991
Primary reference Number: 80721
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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