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About this object

  • ID:

    VAL88[1451/1459]<6556>

  • Production date:

    Tudor; mid 16th century

  • Location:

    In Store

  • This polychrome high-relief moulded vessel was found in a stone-lined well on the former site of the Dominican Priory of Black Friars, which was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1539. Depicting the goddess Minerva with Cupid and other figures in an exotic landscape, the piece was made in Saintonge, France, in the style of the contemporary French potter, Bernard Palissy. Similar vessels have been found with naturalistic and Biblical scenes and it is possible that themed garnish sets were made to commission. Luxury decorative wares of this type might have served as spice, fruit or sweetmeat dishes during a banquet.

  • Measurements

    H 40 mm; DM 154 mm, H 38 mm; DM mm (top); DM 67 (base) (overall)

  • Materials

    ceramic

  • Last Updated

    2024-05-09

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    archaeological archive

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related place

    City of London

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