Plate, perhaps The Companions of Proserpina

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  • Title

    Plate, perhaps The Companions of Proserpina

  • Artist/maker

    Nicola da Urbino (1480 - 1538)
  • Associated place

    Urbino (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1525
  • Material and technique

    earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica), polychrome, bianco sopra bianco

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    30.6 cm (diameter)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    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 location

    Second floor | Gallery 56 | Arts of the Renaissance
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

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

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