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made at Castel Durante, Italy

Postcard of Bowl.
© National Museums Scotland


This maiolica bowl was made in Italy, possibly at the Castel Durante workshop of Ludovice and Angelo Piechi. It dates from between 1550 and 1565.

The bowl has a scalloped edge and is painted in polychrome with the Temptation of Adam and Eve, the serpent taking the form of a female body. Inscribed on the underside is 'hadam et hevia' ['Adam and Eve'].

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Online ID: 000-180-001-101-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1882.8.9
Date: 1550 - 1565
Between 1550 and 1565
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: hadam et hevia
Dimensions: 65 mm H x 232 mm D
Subject: Ceramics : earthenware : Italy : Urbino
Who: Adam and Eve (Depicted)
Andrea da Negroponte, Castel Durante (Maker)
Where: Italy, Castel Durante
Description: Maiolica bowl with a scalloped edge, painted in polychrome with "The Fall": Italian, possibly Castel Durante workshop of Andrea da Negroponte, 1550 - 1565
  • Curnow, Celia, Italian Maiolica in the National Museums of Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1992 
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