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Dish with arms of Sicily

Manises, c. 1500

22.2 cm (diameter)

tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

Sicily was in the late Middle Ages a possession of the Aragonese kings of Spain; the island was a cultural crossing-point for the Islamic and Christian worlds.

On loan from the British Museum (G.609).  LI183.1

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