Apothecary and Sacred and Profane Ceramic Collection
This collection is divided into two large sections: apothecary jars dating back to the 16th century and including containers (albarellos, vases, etc.) used for the storage of medicines in the Renaissance period and items originating from the New World; also some items decorated with representations of the themes of sacred love (iconographical decorative motifs and religious-devotional writings) and profane art (typically decorative patterns such as hearts and images with the names of a beloved lady).
These finds can be traced back not only to the workshops of Viterbo, Castro and Acquapendente, but also to some of the major ceramic production centres at that time including Deruta, Montelupo Fiorentino, Rimini, Florence and Siena.
15th century - 16th century.
Room 6: 15th century – XVI sec.