May 7, 2008
May 7, 2008

Cylindrical Storage Jar: Venus on the Sea Shore

Cylindrical Storage Jar: Venus on the Sea Shore

c. 1507-10

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

Diameter: 29.8 x 18.9 cm (11 3/4 x 7 7/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1940.12



The scene depicted on this vessel, the goddess Venus emerging from the sea and drying her hair, is based on an engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi dated September 11, 1506.

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