Drinking bowl with the Madonna of LoretoOn display
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Drinking bowl with the Madonna of Loreto
Datec. 1700 - 1750
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica)
Dimensions11.5 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1888.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 56 | Arts of the Renaissance
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), 33
Barnes, Ruth, ‘Relatives in Faith: Pilgrimage in Judaism, Islam and Christianity’, Ruth Barnes and Crispin Branfoot, eds, Pilgrimage: The Sacred Journey (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2006), pp. 38 & 39, illus. p. 39 fig. 33
Wilson, Timothy, Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, 1 (Oxford/Ashmolean Museum, 2017), pp. 322-323 no. 159