Montelupo

1994 BJ. Discovered 1994 Jan. 16 by A. Boattini and M. Tombelli at Cima Ekar.

Named for a small but busy town very near Florence with a tradition in ceramics that goes back to the Middle Ages. During the Renaissance, Montelupo was the center of the majolica production under the Medici family. Today, the town is well known for its artistic production and for its industrial and handicraft activities, so that it is also called the "City of the ceramics". (M 29149)

Name proposed by the second discoverer, who was born in Montelupo, where most of the follow-up observations of this minor planet were made, and where she and the first discoverer both started their astrometric work on minor planets and comets.

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