16. Pesaro Jug – The Double Headed Eagle

Pesaro 19th - Private Collection Athens Greece

Wine ceramic jug from Pesaro Italy (second half of the 18th c.). Pesaro is a seaport wetting by the Adriatic Sea, at the Foglia River mouth (the ancient “Pisaurus”, from which the city was named). The ceramic tradition in Pesaro dates back to the thirteenth century. This jug is decorated with the double-headed eagle, common decorative motif on pottery workshops in the region of Marche of mid 18th until the mid 19th century. Symbol of supreme power, the double-headed eagle appears from ancient times in folk arts and traditions from Asia to Europe.

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