Two bowls with flat brim, wall with fairing, disc-shaped base with stacco a cordicella.
Archaic majolica painted with brown signs in the rim, white inside and cavetti with phytomorphic decoration in green-brown two-tone between the trellises. On the outside there is a very particular two-colour decoration.
1-2: Ø cm. 8; h. cm. 4..Cond.:very good; minor flaws from firing and declining enamel.
Umbrian - Latium area, 14th century.
The small bowls were used as finger bowls for the diners, as it appears in Giotto's fresco "Death of the Knight of Celano" (1292-1305), in the Upper Basilica of Assisi.
[cfr. G.Gardelli, La tavola francescana: l’arredo domestico nei conventi minoriti del Trecento, in Arte francescana e pauperismo dalla valle dell’Aniene: l’exemplum di Subiaco, a c. di C. Crescentini, Subiaco (Roma 1997), pp.105-115].
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