Date: ca. 1480–1500
Culture: Italian, probably Naples or Naples district
Medium: Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Dimensions: Overall (confirmed): H. 12 9/16 x W. 5 3/8 x D. 5 3/8 in. (31.9 x 13.7 x 13.7 cm)
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number: 46.85.15
This jar is of a form used in pharmacies to store dry drugs. It probably comes from the Royal Pharmacy of the Castelnuovo at Naples. The portrait of a man painted on the jar strongly resembles Charles VIII of France, who entered Naples in triumph in 1495.