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Broad-rimmed dish (tondino) with Leda and arms of Medici impalling Pucci

Artist: Orazio Fontana

Date: c.1531-1544
Overall: 3.8 x 19.5 cm (1 1/2 x 7 11/16 in.)
Medium: Maiolica, tin glaze, lead glaze, and thrown.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Italy, The Marches, Urbino
Object number: G83.1.388
DescriptionAn Urbino Istoriato dish (Tondino) from the Pucci/Medici service, painted by Orazio Fontana with the arms of Medici impaling Pucci. It is ensigned with a cardinal's hat, and the story of Leda and the Swan who appear together on the left. There is a small child on the right, Jupiter in the clouds above, and in the background there is a river flowing past a city.