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Bowl with Tullia ordering her chariot driver to ride over the body of her murdered father Servius Tullius

Urbino, c. 1530 - 1535

26.7cm (diameter); 5.5cm (depth)

earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica)

The arms are of an eagle displayed sable quartering argent a biscione azure. On the reverse a blue-bordered collection label partly torn, apparently reading Bellisaire et/ [c]heval. Urbino. Formerly sold Hotel Drouot, Paris (Blaussaint-Lefevre), 8 April 2011, lot 86; bt by Alain Moatti, Paris from whom acquired by the donors for presentation to the Ashmolean, 2012. Made for Francesco Sforza II, Duke of Milan (1495-1535).

Presented anonymously, 2013.  WA2013.2

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