Peacock Feather Eye (1460/1495)

The motif of peacock’s feather has a very far oriental origin and is probably inspired to the idea of the rising sun.
The palette of polychrome colours is painted on the border of the plate: the development of the dominating motif came with the use of flat roof tiles, hurdles and fans.
The background is an ochre-yellow, also known as the “peacock yellow” of Faenza. The prevalent colours are turquoise, green and manganese dark brown.
The total effect is sumptuous and recalls the colours of the raimbow.

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