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tile - Forlì pavement

Forlì pavement

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Forlì (probably, made)
    Faenza (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca.1513-1523 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    painted tin-glazed earthenware

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Octagonal tin-glazed earthenware pavement tile, with a blue and white ovolo border around an orange-coloured central reserve showing a sea-monster and foliate motifs. The reserve is painted in dark blue and yellow on an enamel stained brownish orange.

Place of Origin

Forlì (probably, made)
Faenza (possibly, made)


ca.1513-1523 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

painted tin-glazed earthenware


Width: 14.5 cm

Object history note

This tile has not yet been linked to a description from Rackham.

Descriptive line

Octagonal pavement tile, orange, tin-glazed earthenware, Forlì, Italy, ca.1513-1523.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian Maiolica, London : H.M.S.O., 1977


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Tin glazed; Painted; Fired


Tiles; Ceramics; Earthenware; Floor coverings; Maiolica; Religion


Ceramics Collection

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