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The descent of Orpheus into Hades
  • Bowl
  • The descent of Orpheus into Hades
  • Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo (c. 1486 - c. 1542) , Painter
  • Workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli (1465 - 1553), lustring
  • Urbino and probably Gubbio, Italy
  • 1532
  • Tin-glazed earthenware, painted and lustred
  • Diameter: 26.5 cm
  • Inscription: '·1532· / Alla Carothea Cimba arri / va Orpheo' Orpheus arrives at the boat of Charon
    Inscription: 'Nel.X.L. đ Ouidio Meth [sic] / frā : Xāto. A / da Rouigo, ī / Urbino'
    Label: 'From the Coll. of Prince Napoleon. May 9th 72' In ink
    Label: Entry from sale catalogue
    Label: '152' is struck out and replaced with '52' In pencil
    Label: 'N / 6475 / P.R.' In pen
    Label: Part of exhibition catalogue entry
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