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made in Venice, Italy

Postcard of Plate.
© National Museums Scotland


This maiolica plate was made in the workshop of Domenego da Venezia in Venice in Italy between 1565 and 1570.

The plate is painted in polychrome with the 'Triumph of Venus'. A satyr is chasing a nymph on a path and a cupid with a bow is talking to a seated female.

The plate relates to a whole series of Venetian plates decorated thematically on the subject of love showing Cupid, satyrs, nymphs and various female figures.

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Online ID: 000-180-002-362-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1878.13.20
Date: 1565 - 1570
Between 1565 and 1570
Material: Earthenware
Dimensions: 36 mm H x 248 mm D
Subject: Ceramics : earthenware : Italy : Urbino
Who: Cupid (Depicted)
H.S. James Collection (Previous owner)
Workshop of Domenego da Venezia, Venice (Maker)
Where: Italy, Venice
Description: Maiolica plate painted in colours with the "Triumph of Venus": Italian, Venice, workshop of Domenego da Venezia, 1565 - 1570
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