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Plate with the Calumny of Apelles
Artist/makerNicola da Urbino (1480 - 1538)
Date1522 - 1523
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica); bianco sopra bianco, painted in blue, green, yellow, brown, orange, purple-black and white
Dimensions27.9 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1896.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 35 | West meets East
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.
Fortnum, C.D.E., A Descriptive Catalogue of the Maiolica in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford/Ashmolean, 1897), p. 72, pl. XIV
Wilson, Timothy, Italian Maiolica (Oxford/Phaidon, Christie's in association with the Ashmolean Museum, 1989), 10
Wilson, Timothy, Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, 1 (Oxford/Ashmolean Museum, 2017), pp. 133-135 no. 54