Artist Italian
  • The Dream of Daniel
Date 1545
Medium Tin-glazed earthenware with polychrome decoration
Dimensions Overall: 1 3/4 × 11 1/2 inches (4.4 × 29.2 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 21.192
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Decorative Arts S350, Level 3 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in blue, within the foot-ring: daniello sogniando | di veder tuti lipechati | mora- tali et era in grande | afanno vine langiolo | dalcielo esi loresvegio | 1545 [translation: Daniel dreaming of seeing all the mortal sins and he was in great anxiety. The angel came from heaven and he woke up.]
(Henri and Max Heilbronner, Berlin, Germany);
1921-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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