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possibly made at Faenza, Italy

Postcard of Dish.
© National Museums Scotland


This maiolica dish was made between 1510 and 1540, possibly at Faenza in Italy.

The dish is painted in polychrome with a warrior, probably David in Saul's armour, carrying Saul's sword and a bag with Goliath's head inside. The border has arabesques on floral ornament.

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Online ID: 000-180-001-088-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.510.4
Date: 1510 - 1540
Between around 1510 and 1540
Material: Earthenware
Dimensions: 52 mm H x 222 mm D
Subject: Ceramics : earthenware : Italy : Faenza
Where: Italy, Faenza
Description: Maiolica dish painted in polychrome with a warrior in the centre, and with arabesques, reserves and flower ornaments on the border: Italian, possibly Faenza, 1510 - 1540
  • Curnow, Celia, Italian Maiolica in the National Museums of Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1992 
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