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'Dish', Italian (Deruta)

This depicts a woman with hooves, a serpent's tail, wings, and a bow. A cherub is touching her nipple, while another sits on her tail.

Tin glazed earthenware (maiolica), Diameter 22.5cm

Accession Number WAG1988.361

Renaissance designers were fascinated by the monsters of Greek mythology and added their own improvements. It is often uncertain, as with this piece, whether an allegorical meaning was intended.