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Postcard of Dish.
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This maiolica dish was made in Italy in 1527. It was possibly made at the workshop of Guido Durantino at Urbino and lustred at Gubbio by Maestro Giorgio Andreoli.

The dish is painted in colours with a depiction of 'Vulcan forging arrows for Venus for her son Aeneas' from Virgil's Aeneid. It is inscribed '1527 Mo oG daugubio' [Maestro Giorgio of Gubbio] in ruby lustre.

Aeneas, dressed in armour made for him by Vulcan, at his mother's request vanquished her enemies in Latium and helped to found the city of Rome.

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Online ID: 000-190-004-469-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1877.20.100
Date: 1527
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: 1527 Mo oG daugubio
Dimensions: 40 mm H x 261 mm D
Subject: Ceramics : earthenware : Italy : Gubbio
Who: Aeneas (Depicted)
Maestro Giorgio Andreoli (Delineator)
Shandon Collection (Previous owner)
Venus (Depicted)
Vulcan (Depicted)
Workshop of Guido Durantino, Urbino (Maker)
Where: Italy, Urbino / Gubbio
Description: Maiolica dish painted in colours with Vulcan forging arrows for Venus for her son Aeneas: Italian, perhaps Urbino, workshop of Guido Durantino & lustred in Gubbio by Maestro Giorgio Andreoli, 1527
  • Curnow, Celia, Italian Maiolica in the National Museums of Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1992 
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