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Albarello (drug jar) with the martyrdom of St. Sebastian

Date: c.1600-1650
Dimensions:
Overall: 28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.)
Medium: Maiolica, tin glaze, lead glaze, and hand-built.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Italy, Sicily, Palermo
Object number: G83.1.374
DescriptionA Sicilian albarello of waisted cylindrical shape, decorated with an oval panel showing the martyrdom of St. Sebastian within an 'egg and dart' border in ochre reserved on a blue ground. It is painted with military trophies in black and yellow.