Dish with profile of a woman with Petrarchan verse

Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware), lustered | 2 x 15in | c. 1510-30

Unknown Artist

The Umbrian town of Deruta was an important center of maiolica production and was particularly famous for its display plates—especially those bearing images of lovely women. Here, confident lines describe a graceful feminine profile. Dishes such as t...
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