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Bowl with Hercules and the Hydra
Artist/makerprobably Maestro Giorgio Andreoli (c. 1465 - 1553)
Date1515 - 1520
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica); lustred
Dimensions32.2 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1899.
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 (Oxford/Phaidon, Christie's in association with the Ashmolean Museum, 1989)