Inkstand, with Figures of Two Fishmen in a Boat Pulling in a Net with Fish

Possibly by Patanazzi family, Italian (active Urbino)

Geography:
Made in Urbino, Italy, Europe

Date:
Late 16th century

Medium:
Tin-enameled earthenware (maiolica)

Dimensions:
7 11/16 x 12 15/16 x 6 3/8 inches (19.5 x 32.9 x 16.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

* Gallery 254, European Art 1500-1850, second floor (Rubenstein Gallery)

Accession Number:
1999-99-2a

Credit Line:
The Howard I. and Janet H. Stein Collection, in honor of the 125th Anniversary of the Museum, 1999

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Label:
Inkstands with elaborate sculptural lids have often survived incomplete. This piece once held a third figure in the center of the boat, of which only the feet remain. If the feet were originally those of Christ, the scene depicted was the miraculous draught of fishes.


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