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Topic: umbrian

1149
1149
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1999
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1999
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Fragment of an Animal Relief

Fragment of an Animal Relief

Carving on the back reveals that this slab was from a lintel of an earlier, perhaps Roman, monument. Older sculptural fragments can also be seen in the adjacent doorway from San Gemini. Made in possibly Umbria, Italy

Jug

Jug

Made in probably Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

Liturgical Towel

Liturgical Towel

Made in Umbria, Italy

Tile

Tile

Made in probably Orvieto, Italy

Reliquary Diptych

Reliquary Diptych

While choir books were used in community worship, small-scale diptychs were used in private prayer. On this example, inscriptions written in red on parchment identify the tiny relics of saints. Many were Franci... more

Blessing Bishop (Saint Nicholas of Bari)

Blessing Bishop (Saint Nicholas of Bari)

The bishop's chasuble, the principal vestment worn by a priest, is represented with a black orphrey ornamented with a series of quatrefoils. The top medallion shows Christ with his hand raised in benediction, w... more

Towels
Pitcher

Pitcher

Made in Orvieto, Italy

Towel
Towel
Cover
Cover
Dish with Rampant Lions

Dish with Rampant Lions

Made in Orvieto, Italy

Textile

Textile

Made in probably Umbria, Italy

Jug

Jug

Made in Orvieto ?, Italy

Dish

Dish

Made in Orvieto, Italy

Jug

Jug

Made in Todi, Italy

Jug

Jug

Made in Todi, Italy

Paten

Paten

The inscription may be translated, "The people of the abbey of Ferentillo ordered this vessel dedicated to the Blessed Mary." The paten seems to have been made to incorporate an existing image of the Coronation... more

Globe
Two-handled pharmacy or storage jar with arms of the Orsini family and profile head of a man

Two-handled pharmacy or storage jar with arms of the Orsini family and...

The arms of the Orsini, a powerful Roman family, appear on one side of this jar, while the profile of a young man is delicately painted on the other. Numbers scratched into the underside note its weight when em... more

Two-handled storage jug (albarello) with crowned eagles

Two-handled storage jug (albarello) with crowned eagles

In the fifteenth century, Italian maiolica design was influenced by vases imported from Spain, which is apparent in this vase's winglike handles. Dramatic and impractical, they echo the spread wings of the crow... more

Vase with love motifs

Vase with love motifs

Amorous symbols decorate this vessel. On one side, a graceful bird clutches a scroll inscribed with a romantic dedication: Non te posso lassar (I cannot leave you). This declaration of fidelity is paired, on th... more

Dish
Processional Cross

Processional Cross

Dated to 1479 by an inscription, this cross displays the insignia of the order of Saint Bernardine of Siena (d. 1444) on the central axis, and depicts Franciscan saints—Catherine of Siena, Clare, Saint Francis,... more

Piece
Wafer iron
Bowl with Saint Francis receiving the stigmata

Bowl with Saint Francis receiving the stigmata

The scene in the center of this bowl is of St. Francis receiving the Stigmata.

Table
Plate
Cover with Unicorns

Cover with Unicorns

Unicorns join wyverns, centaurs, and stags on this striped cloth, typical of the work of weavers in Perugia. Such cloths with characteristic blue bands were used in both homes and churches. Attractive and utili... more

Pinecone cup

Pinecone cup

This footed cup takes the form of a large pinecone. Its shiny surface is the result of lustering, a complicated technique involving multiple firings and the application of metal oxides to the glazed earthenware... more

Albarello

Albarello

Storage vessels were among the most frequently produced maiolica wares in late medieval and Renaissance Italy. Made in fairly standard shapes, they were designed to fit with dozens of others on a shelf, often i... more

Dish with angel

Dish with angel

Small religious pictures were considered an essential component of the Renaissance domestic interior, as they provided opportunities for private worship. This display dish converts a large public image—the ange... more

Dish
Dish
Dish
Dish with profile of a woman with Petrarchan verse

Dish with profile of a woman with Petrarchan verse

The Umbrian town of Deruta was an important center of maiolica production and was particularly famous for its display plates—especially those bearing images of lovely women. Here, confident lines describe a gra... more

Dish
Dish
Plate
Plateau
Vase
Vase
Dish
Ewer
Plate
Dish with two lovers

Dish with two lovers

The likely contexts for the display of large dishes are not easily identified. Clues might be found in a dish's subject matter, which was often either amorous—as with this embracing couple—or religious. Both su... more

Dish with the Incredulity of St. Thomas

Dish with the Incredulity of St. Thomas

The scene depicted on this dish is usually called the Incredulity of Saint Thomas, a frequently illustrated event from the Gospels in which Christ shows the wound in his side to Thomas, the doubting apostle, wh... more

Bowl with Saint Nicholas of Tolentino

Bowl with Saint Nicholas of Tolentino

Figures in the small roundels on the inner wall are Saint Ubaldus (?) and Archangel Raphael with Tobias; Saints Peter and Paul are on the outer wall.