Childbirth bowl and coverOn display
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Childbirth bowl and cover
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica)
Dimensions15.5 cm bowl (diameter)
8.4 cm bowl (height)
19.4 cm cover (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 and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, 1 (Oxford/Ashmolean Museum, 2017), pp. 222-224 no. 93