Footed Dish with the Virgin Handing Her Girdle to Saint Thomas Artist, workshop of: Nicola da Urbino (Italian, ca. 1480–1537/38)

ca. 1530–35

European Art

On view, 2nd floor, European Art

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)


10 3/4 in. (27.31 cm)

Credit Line

Robert Lehman Foundation Acquisition Fund for Early European and Modern and Contemporary Art

Accession Number



16th century


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W.J.H. Whittall Collection (–1947); Sotheby's, London, England (April 18, 1947, lot 39); John Scott-Taggart Collection; Christie's, London (April 14, 1980, lot 16); Private Collection, England(?); Christie's, London (May 24, 2011, lot 27); Christie's, New York (January 30, 2013, sale 2673, lot 108); Richard Feigen Gallery, New York (2011–2014); Yale University Art Gallery (2014– )
  • "Acquisitions 2014," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin: Online Supplement (accessed December 1, 2014), 20, ill
  • Giuliana Gardelli, "A Gran Fuoco" Mostra di Maioliche Rinascimentali Dello Stato di Urbino da collezioni private, exh. cat. (Urbino, Italy: Accademia Raffaello, 1987), 68–69, fig. 23
  • J.V.G. Mallet, Xanto, i Suoi Compagni e Seguaci, exh. cat. (Rovigo, Italy: Centro Polesano di Studi Storici, Archeologici ed Etnografici, 1980), 72, 97, in G.B. Siviero, "Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo", fig. 9
  • John Scott-Taggart, Italian Maiolica (London: Hamlyn Publishing Group, 1972), title page, 48, ill
  • Joan Prentice von Erdberg, "Outstanding Maiolica at The Art Museum, Princeton University," The Burlington Magazine 103 (June 1961), 299
  • Bernard Rackham, "Xanto and F.R.: an insoluble problem?," Faenza XLIII (1957), 99
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Object/Work type

dishes, maiolica, religious art

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