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tile fragment - Forlì pavement

Forlì pavement

  • Object:

    tile fragment

  • 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

Fragment of a four-sided kite-shaped tile, painted in blue monochrome with various light foliage and arabesque designs.

Place of Origin

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


ca.1513-1523 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

painted tin-glazed earthenware


length: cm 14

Object history note

Decoration on kite-shaped tiles 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. "

Descriptive line

Fragment of kite-shaped pavement tile, 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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