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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 rectangular border tile painted with arabesque patterns in orange on a yellow ground.

Place of Origin

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


ca.1513-1523 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

painted tin-glazed earthenware


Length: 14.5 cm approx., Width: 6.5 cm

Object history note

Described by Rackham as, "an outer border to the pavement made up of narrow rectangular tiles. The border tiles are painted with arabesque patterns of varying design in orange on a yellow ground."

Descriptive line

Fragment of rectangular 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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