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tile - Forlì pavement

Forlì pavement

  • Object:

    tile

  • 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:

    30:1573-1866

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Three-sided half kite-shaped tile, painted in blue monochrome with various light foliage and arabesque designs. The tile has been cut to shape.

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

Dimensions

length: cm 14

Object history note

Decoration described by Rackham as, "painted in blue monochrome with various arabesque designs, sometimes enclosing amongst them open books or drums and in one instance a tablet with the initials M.P. " He does not refer to the fact that some of these tiles were cut in half.

Descriptive line

Half kite-shaped pavement tile, tin-glazed earthenware, Forlì, Italy, ca.1513-1523.

Materials

Earthenware; Tin glaze

Techniques

Tin glazed; Painted; Fired

Categories

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

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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