Pharmacy jar for water of fumitory, with two siren shaped handles, a satyr mask, and decorated in blue with scrolling foliage

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  • Title

    Pharmacy jar for water of fumitory, with two siren shaped handles, a satyr mask, and decorated in blue with scrolling foliage

  • Associated place

    Genoa (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1585
  • Material and technique

    earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica)

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    41 cm (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Walter Ison, through the Art Fund, 1998.

  • Museum location

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

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA1998.213

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Glossary of terms

earthenware

Further reading

Wilson, Timothy, Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, 1 (Oxford/Ashmolean Museum, 2017), pp. 70-71 no. 19

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