Albarello

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Italian, Albarello
Photo Credit: 

Petegorsky/Gipe   

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Italian, Albarello
Photo Credit: 

Petegorsky/Gipe

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Italian, Albarello
Photo Credit: 

Petegorsky/Gipe

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Italian, Albarello
Photo Credit: 

Petegorsky/Gipe

Not On View
Unknown
Italian
Place made: 
Europe; Italy; Cafaggiolo
Albarello, 16th century
Earthenware; polychrome pigments with tin glaze (majolica)
Overall: 8 3/4 in x 5 1/8 in; 22.2 cm x 13 cm
Joseph J. Hammer Collection, Gift of Roy A. Hammer
MH 2002.3.11

The abbreviated inscription describing the contents of this vessel has not yet been deciphered, though it is clear that it held some variety of preserve. Adding to its enigmatic nature, prior to the firing and painting process, a yet unidentified mark, likely that of the potter, was perforated on the surface of the vessel.