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A stoneware jug with beard mask incised below the neck of the vessel, made in the Rhineland from the 16th century onwards. It was named after Cardinal Bellarmine (1542–1621), a zealous supporter of the Counter-Reformation.

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O77519/bottle/# Description and illustration of bellarmine on Victoria and Albert Museum website.

Subjects: Art.

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