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Albarello (drug jar) with Roman portrait

Date: c.1545
Dimensions:
Overall: 35.3 x 24.1 cm (13 7/8 x 9 1/2 in.)
Medium: Maiolica, tin glaze, lead glaze, and thrown.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:France, Normandy, Rouen
Object number: G83.1.373
DescriptionA Rouen (?) albarello, decorated with a central portrait in profile, drawn in blue, with Roman style dress. There is an acanthus leaf head circlet and a robe in green within a green laurel wreath, and yellow flowers and fruit. The portrait is against a yellow ground. The back of the jar decorated in a loosely drawn scrolling design in blue.