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Basin with Hercules and Cacus


Orazio Fontana


c. 1570

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G332
Basin with Hercules and Cacus, Orazio Fontana
: Maiolica Plate
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Tin-glazed earthenware
Size: 2 1/4 x 17 1/4 in. (5.72 x 43.82 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Umbria
Culture: Europe, Italy, Umbria
Style: 16th century
Physical Description: Center dipicting a man attacking another, probably representing Cain and Able; reverse has a nude boy holding a plumed helmet
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Miscellaneous Works of Art Purchase Fund
Accession Number: 61.5
Artist: Orazio Fontana, Italian, 1510-1571
Role: Artist
Nationality: Italian (Urbino)
Life Dates: Italian, 1510-1571
Added to Site: February 28, 2009