The Continence of Scipio

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The Continence of Scipio, 1580. Maiolica, earthenware with tin glaze. Manufactured in Urbino, Italy. Makers: Fontana workshop, Patanazzi workshop. The bowl of a tin-glazed earthenware tazza. The decoration depicts the famous episode when Scipio Africanus, enthroned right, returns the female captive to her fiance following the capture of New Carthage. The pedestal is missing.

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