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made at Siena, Italy

Postcard of Drug jar (1 of 2).
© National Museums Scotland

Drug jar (1 of 2)

This maiolica drug jar was made at Siena in Italy around 1510.

The jar is painted in polychrome with a shield of arms, grotesques, the inscription 'SAVORE' (possibly 'relish' or 'flavour') and (on the opposite side of the one pictured here) two naked men - one of them possibly Hercules - in combat.

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Online ID: 000-180-001-099-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1878.13.21
Date: Around 1510
c. 1510
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: SAVORE
Dimensions: 244 mm H x 203 mm D
What: Jar, drug
Subject: Ceramics : earthenware : Italy : Siena
Who: Buonagguinti (Shield on jar)
H.S. James Collection (Previous owner)
Where: Italy, Siena
Description: Maiolica drug jar painted in polychrome with two nude mounted men in combat, a shield of arms, grotesques and the inscription "SAVORE": Italian, Siena, about 1510
  • Curnow, Celia, Italian Maiolica in the National Museums of Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1992 
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