Plate with a Woman in Profile

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Workshop of Giorgio da Gubbio
approximately 1470-1553
Gubbio, Italy, 1529.
Majolica
height: 1 3/8 inches (35 mm); 10 5/8 inches (270 mm) diameter
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1907.
AZ028
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On a banderole behind the woman's profile is the name "Giustina" and the date "1519". Dated on verso, "1529".
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Acquired by J. Pierpont Morgan.
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Dated 1529, this plate-depicting a woman identified by the inscribed scroll simply as Giustina - is typical of those produced in Italy during the Renaissance and may have been part of a larger service that commemorated a special occasion, perhaps a wedding.
The Library owns another plate by Andreoli, signed and dated 1519 (AZ030).

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