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Vase in the Shape of a Pinecone

Artist/maker unknown, Italian

Geography:
Made in Deruta, Italy, Europe

Date:
c. 1500-1530

Medium:
Tin-glazed and lustered earthenware (maiolica)

Dimensions:
7 3/4 × 6 3/4 inches (19.7 × 17.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1930-1-68b

Credit Line:
Purchased with funds contributed by the Emerson Club from the Edmond Foulc Collection, 1930

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Label:
This vase, which has lost its original conical top, was probably intended as a container for pine nuts—luxuries that were sometimes glazed as sweets but were also used in medicine.

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