Artwork of the Month for March 2021 is an earthenware plaque which is on display in the Wall of Pots at York Art Gallery.

Sammi Scott, a PHD student at the University of York, explores how this unassuming tile relates to a complex history of copies, forgeries, translation and deception.

Stafford Pottery, Seated Hercules, c.1825-1855, earthenware plaque, 18x15x1 cm, York Art Gallery
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