Dish: Diana and Actaeon, Siena, tin-glazed eathernware, about 1495

Key information

Museum number

C1

Object

Dish: Diana and Actaeon, Siena, tin-glazed eathernware, about 1495

Gallery label

Dish: Diana and Actaeon
Italian (probably Siena)
Tin-glazed earthenware, about 1495
C1
The inscription translates as: By the water which
thou hast cast upon me with thy hands I am made
a stag and killed by my hounds.
This magnificent dish is one of the world’s earliest
and most remarkable maiolica dishes depicting a
story. In the centre the hunter Actaeon is killed by
his own hounds after being turned into a stag by
the goddess Diana. Around the rim is the battle of
the Lapiths and Centaurs.

On display?

Yes
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