ca. 1630-1650 (made)


Diameter: 49 cm

C.294-1938 CER

Dish, tin-glazed earthenware, made in Castelli, ca. 1630-1650

Dish, without foot-rim, painted in greyish blue, yellow, brownish orange, manganese purple and olive green, depicting a Roman military scene in the middle. A young emperor mounted, with double-headed eagle on the trappings of his horse, is haranguing his troops who surround him, with a hedge of spears in the background. On the rim, bordered with a row of quatrefoils similar to those on No.1093, military trophies separated by tasselled cords.

Purchase price note: Bought for £12 1s 6d.

Location: Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case S1, shelf 1

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