Albarello

Albarello

c. 1400-1420

Tin-glazed earthenware, brown lustre

Overall: 30.7 x 11.5 cm (12 1/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1953.287

Description

An albarello is a type of pharmacy jar for dried medicinal herbs. The geometric ornament was inspired by contemporary Islamic designs in Muslim-occupied Spain.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Gothic
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic

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