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Collections > Ceramics > Bellarmine Jug, c.1575-99
Bellarmine Jug, c.1575-99
Bellamine Jug, c.1575-99
Height: 56 cm.
The body of the jug is moulded with horizontal ribs upon which three medallions are modelled in shallow relief. Roberto Bellarmino (1542-1621), who became a Cardinal in the Roman Catholic church in 1599 was unpopular in many northern states because he upheld the Papal teachings against those of the Protestant Christian reformers. The moulded masks and the rotund shape of such pots were meant to depict the Cardinal.
Object Type: jug
Actual Date: c. 1587
Century: 16th century
Museum Accession Number: X.4447