Plate with the bull of Perillus, arms of Helena HerwartOn display
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Plate with the bull of Perillus, arms of Helena Herwart
Artist/makerworkshop of Guido di Merlino (active 1540 - 1545)
Datec. 1540 - 1550
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica)
Dimensions28.3 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 40 | European Ceramics
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. 184-185 no. 74