Description The interior of this footed dish is filled by a tumultuous cavalry fight, based on an engraving after a composition by the Italian painter Giulio Romano (1499-1546). The exterior displays four sirens, whose bodies terminate in double twisted tails. The exterior of the lid is decorated with a lively frieze of reclining gods that is gracefully accommodated to the circular form. Three of the gods are adapted from a famous engraving after Raphael.
- Exposition rétrospective de l'art français au Trocadéro. Paris. 1889.
- Metropolitan Museum, New York, 1914. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 1914.
Provenance Charles Mannheim Collection, cat. no. 171; J. Pierpont Morgan, New York, no. 799a; Arnold Seligmann, Rey & Co., New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, ca. 1917, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, ca. 1917
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