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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:

    Medieval & Renaissance, Room 50b, The Paul and Jill Ruddock Gallery

Physical description

Trapezoid earthenware pavement tile, painted with a stylised oak-tree in yellow on a blue ground. These are found surrounding the orange octagons in the pavement.

Place of Origin

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


ca.1513-1523 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

painted tin-glazed earthenware


Width: 10 cm

Object history note

Decoration described by Rackham as, "painted with a stylised oak-tree in yellow on a blue ground".

Descriptive line

Trapezoidal pavement tile, tree, tin-glazed earthenware, Forlì, Italy, ca.1513-1523.


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Tin glazed; Painted; Fired


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


Ceramics Collection

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