Pharmacy jar for water of fumitory, with two siren shaped handles, a satyr mask, and decorated in blue with scrolling foliageOn display
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Pharmacy jar for water of fumitory, with two siren shaped handles, a satyr mask, and decorated in blue with scrolling foliage
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica)
Dimensions41 cm (height)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Walter Ison, through the Art Fund, 1998.
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. 70-71 no. 19