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Bowl with Neptune calming the waves
Artist/makerworkshop of Virgilio Calamelli (active 1531 - 1580)
Datec. 1540 - 1560
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica), painted in blue, brown, grey, green, yellow and white
Dimensions23 cm (diameter)
4.7 cm (depth)
No. of items
Presented by the family of William Beare, 2005.
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), pp. 103-105 no. 42