Inkstand modelled as the Prodigal SonOn display
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Inkstand modelled as the Prodigal Son
Date1590 - 1620
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica)
Dimensions25.6 cm (height)
No. of items
Bequeathed by R.W. Raper, 1915.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 56 | Arts of the Renaissance
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.
Wilson, Timothy, Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, 1 (Oxford/Ashmolean Museum, 2017), p. 372 no. 193