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Dish

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made in Deruta, Italy

Postcard of Dish.
000-190-004-722-C
© National Museums Scotland

Dish

This maiolica dish was made in Deruta in Italy between 1520 and 1560.

The dish is painted in polychrome with a donkey playing a lute. It is inscribed 'VOLETE VEDERE SI(I)LMO(N)DOEGVASTO LASINO SONA ILIVOTE PORTA ILBASTO', which translates as 'If you want to see how the world is in a state, the donkey plays the lute and carries the pack saddle'.


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Online ID: 000-190-004-722-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.510.7
Date: 1520 - 1560
Between 1520 and 1560
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: VOLETE VEDERE SI(I)LMO(N)DOEGVASTO LASINO SONA ILIVOTE PORTA ILBASTO
Dimensions: 70 mm H x 392 mm D
What:
Subject: Ceramics : earthenware : Italy : Deruta
Who: Auguste Ricard de Montferrand Collection (Previous owner)
Where: Italy, Deruta
Event:
Description: Maiolica dish painted in polychrome with a donkey playing a lute: Italian, Deruta, 1520 - 1560
References:
  • Curnow, Celia, Italian Maiolica in the National Museums of Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1992 
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