Dish with the Death of Achilles

Workshop of Guido Durantino, Italian (active Urbino), documented 1516 - 1576

Geography:
Made in Urbino, Italy, Europe

Date:
c. 1535

Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

Dimensions:
1 7/8 x 10 9/16 inches (4.8 x 26.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

* Gallery 250, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

Accession Number:
2004-143-1

Credit Line:
125th Anniversary Acquisition. The Howard I. and Janet H. Stein Collection, 2004

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Label:
Guido Durantino headed a flourishing workshop, although no signed piece mentions him as a painter. He eventually took the family name Fontana, founding a dynasty of ceramic artists.


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