Unknown; pottery; probably
tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica
centre of a bowl
circa 1350 1425
14th Century; 15th century; Medieval
Late Medieval maiolica centre of a bowl, painted in black and green with, in the middle a deer.
Pale red earthenware, tin-glazed pale grey overall. Painted in black and copper-green.
Circular with concave sides, the edge of a narrow flat rim, and narrow base.
In the middle, within part of two black concentric circles, a deer walks towards a plant on the right.
Italy, Umbria, Orvieto, probably Orvieto
Orvieto, pottery, place
Umbria, pottery, region
Italy, pottery, country
high-temperature colours; decoration; black and copper-green
pale red earthenware, tin-glazed pale grey overall; painted in black and copper-green.
height, whole, 4.4, cm
diameter, base, 7.3, cm
diameter, whole, 16.6, cm
bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio
Purportedly excavated at Orvieto. Purchased from Kerin, London, on 9 December 1933 by H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.
Reitlinger, Henry Scipio; previous owner
H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950
label; inscribed in pencil; 371/0; circular with serrated edge
Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 80
Publ. p. 80, no. 138
Spoleto. 1981. Ceramiche medioevali dell'Umbria: Assisi Orvieto Todi.Florence: p. p. 189
Cf. Dish decorated with similar imagery; a stag running to the right, in a private collection in Mantua, p. 189, no. 165.
Object Number: C.136-1991
(record id: 48023; input: 2002-05-20; modified: 2012-10-10)