Artist attributed to Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo, Italian, ca. 1492-ca. 1542
  • Aesacus and Hesperia
  • Plate (alternate title)
Date 1537
Medium Tin-glazed earthenware with enamel decoration
Dimensions Overall: 1 1/4 × 10 1/4 inches (3.2 × 26 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Joseph Boyer Memorial Fund
Accession Number 57.36
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Decorative Arts S350, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed: F.X.R. [artist's initials]
Marks Marks, in red, on bottom: 57.36
Inscriptions Inscribed, on bottom, in dark blue: 1537 | Dal sasso i le sals | ode Esaco giettasi. | .F.X.R [translation: Aesacus jumped from the rocks into the salt sea | initials for Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo]
(R. Stora, New York, New York, USA);
1957-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Renaissance Works of Art from the Permanent Collection. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1982, n.p.

Bulletin of the DIA 87, no. 1/4: Italian Renaissance and Later Ceramics (2013): cat. no. 16.