Maiolica - Italian Renaissance Ceramics in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hardback Book

Maiolica - Italian Renaissance Ceramics in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Hardback

Part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MAA) (YUP) series



The brightly colored tin-enameled earthenware called maiolica was among the major accomplishments of decorative arts in 16th-century Italy. This in-depth look at the history of maiolica, told through 140 exemplary pieces from the world-class collection at the Metropolitan Museum, offers a new perspective on a major aspect of Italian Renaissance art. Most of the works have never been published and all are newly photographed.

The ceramics are featured alongside detailed descriptions of production techniques and a consideration of the social and cultural context, making this an invaluable resource for scholars and collectors. The imaginatively decorated works include an eight-figure group of the Lamentation, the largest and most ambitious piece of sculpture produced in a Renaissance maiolica workshop; pharmacy jars; bella donna plates; and more.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • Category: Renaissance art
  • ISBN: 9781588395610



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