European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Hexagonal Base of an Inkstand (Related to 1999-99-2b)Made in Urbino, Italy, Europe
Late 16th century
Patanazzi family, Italian (active Urbino)
Tin-enameled earthenware (maiolica)
1999-99-2bThe Howard I. and Janet H. Stein Collection, in honor of the 125th Anniversary of the Museum, 1999
LabelInkstands 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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