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Thisbe and the lioness, plate
(c. 1570-1600)

Medium
earthenware (maiolica)
Measurements
4.9 × 23.9 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Urbino, Italy
Inscription
painted in green (vertically) on base c.: TISIBA ยท
Accession Number
4412-D3
Department
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Howard Spensley, 1939
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Gallery location
16th & 17th Century Gallery - Painting and Sculpture
Mezzanine linked to Level 1, NGV International
Description
Painted in colours, Thisbe scared by lion at fountain, which is in form of woman with two spouting ewers.