Plate with The Death of the Children of NiobeOn display
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Plate with The Death of the Children of Niobe
Datec. 1545 - 1550
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica)
Dimensions28.7 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 and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, 1 (Oxford/Ashmolean Museum, 2017), pp. 84-85 no. 30