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Title: 1886M75 The Continence of Scipio
Description: 1886M75 Reverse view - Tazza (shallow cup or vase on a pedestal)
The Continence of Scipio, 1580
Maiolica, earthenware with tin glaze
Manufactured in Urbino, Italy
Makers: Fontana workshop, Patanazzi workshop

The bowl of a tin-glazed earthenware tazza. The decoration depicts the famous episode when Scipio Africanus, enthroned right, returns the female captive to her fiance following the capture of New Carthage.
The pedestal is missing.
Keywords:
Applied Arts
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Earthenware
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Pottery
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Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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16th Century
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Roman history
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
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Height: 30
Unit: mm
Credit Line: Purchased, 1886.