Dish with a Striding Lion

Artist/maker unknown, Italian

Geography:
Made in Deruta, Italy, Europe

Date:
1500-1550

Medium:
Tin-glazed and lustered earthenware (maiolica)

Dimensions:
3 1/16 x 16 3/8 inches (7.8 x 41.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2003-140-1

Credit Line:
125th Anniversary Acquisition. The Howard I. and Janet H. Stein Collection, 2003

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Label:
The striding lion may symbolize the city of Venice, famous not only for its mercantile power and wealth, but also for its military power, important at this time for the defense of Italy from the expanding Turkish empire.