IMPORTANT "COMPENDIARIO" MAIOLICA PLATE "LA STRAGE DEGLI INNOCENTI",
Castelli d'Abruzzo, attributed to the workshop of Orazio Pompei (1507-1589), c. 1561-1565.
Of depressed form with wide rim. Painted in blue, yellow and ochre yellow, heightened in copper green and brown. Decorated with the tragic Biblical account of the Massacre of the Innocents (Matthew 2: 16) before a townscape with viaduct, after the graphic model by Raimondi after a design by Raphael from 1509.
D 44 cm. Old, stabilised crack.