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made at Deruta, Italy

Postcard of Dish.
© National Museums Scotland


This maiolica dish was made at Deruta in Italy between around 1510 and 1540.

The dish is painted with a portrait of Roman general, Scipio Africanus, wearing an ornate classical helmet which has an eagle's beak for a visor. There are repeated imbricated and floral designs on the border. The scrolling banner is inscribed 'SEPI ONEAFRICO'.

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Online ID: 000-180-002-364-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1895.257
Date: Between around 1510 and 1540
Dimensions: 4.00" x 1.50"
What: Comb
Subject: Miscellaneous
Where: Paraguay, Upper Paraguay River
Description: Oblong comb made of bone, painted with scrolls in red: South America, from Paraguay
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