AN URBINO MAIOLICA DISH, WORKSHOP OF ORAZIO FONTANA, CIRCA 1540 painted with the 'noli me tangere’ scene of Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene beside a ruined column, in an extensive landscape with figures 42.5cm., 16 3/4 in. Sotheby's
Plate, slightly sloping rim, central depression, low foot-ring. Earthenware covered on the front and back with a presumed tin-glaze. Front is painted, in the centre a vase-shaped flaming altar, to the left a man brings a bowl and in the foreground a man kneels astride a (?) calf, to the right an old man prays and a younger one grabs a ram. On the reverse an inscription.