Spouted drug jar

Italian (Castelli)
Renaissance
about 1540–50
Workshop of Orazio Pompei (Italian (Castelli))


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 29.5cm (11 5/8in.)

Accession Number

03.1059a

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

On View

Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics

Spout in shape of a dragon; blue scrolls around handle; blue and yellow on cover; Sy Urbino II on a band around bottom. No mark. From the Orsini-Colonna group.


Spouted containers such as this one typically held medicinal syrups that were dispensed by pharmacies and hospitals.

Inscription

Sy Urbino II

Provenance

William Homer (b. 1847 - d. by 1903), Boston; 1903, bequest of William Homer to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 26, 1903)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Homer