Plate, perhaps The Companions of ProserpinaOn display
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Plate, perhaps The Companions of Proserpina
Artist/makerNicola da Urbino (1480 - 1538)
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica), polychrome, bianco sopra bianco
Dimensions30.6 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Purchased with the assitance of the Art Fund, the MGC/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, France Fund, and the Friends of the Ashmolean, 1993.
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.
Piper, David, and Christopher White, Treasures of the Ashmolean Museum: An Illustrated Souvenir of the Collections, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1995), no. 122 on p. 117, illus. p. 117 fig. 122
Wilson, Timothy, Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, 1 (Oxford/Ashmolean Museum, 2017), pp. 136-137 no. 55