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Plate with the Sacrifice of Marcus Curtius

Probably workshop of Guido Durantino, Italian (active Urbino), documented 1516 - 1576, or workshop of Orazio Fontana, Italian (active Urbino), c. 1510 - 1571.

Made in Urbino, Italy, Europe

c. 1560-1570

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

1 15/16 x 17 1/16 inches (4.9 x 43.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 350, European Art 1500-1850, third floor

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Credit Line:
Purchased with the Elizabeth Wandell Smith Fund, 1951

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The ancient Roman legend about the self-sacrifice of a brave general, Marcus Curtius, was a popular subject in Renaissance art.

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