Plate, the death of the children of NiobeOn display
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Plate, the death of the children of Niobe
Date1545 - 1550
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica)
Dimensions28.7 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1888.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 56 | Arts of the Renaissance
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.