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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    13th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, stamped and inlaid

  • Credit Line:

    Bought from Mrs. E. Edkins

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 1, shelf 8, box 2

Physical description

Red earthenware tile stamped with a design consisting of a shield divided into lozenges occupied by fleurs de lys, and having foxes as supporters. Above is a bird. The design inlaid with white clay.

Place of Origin

England (made)


13th century (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, stamped and inlaid


Height: 6 in taken from Register, Width: 5 in taken from Register

Object history note

Originally from Cerne Abbey, Dorset.
From the Edkins Collection.

Descriptive line

Red earthenware stamped with a design of a shield divided into lozenges occupied by fleurs-de-lys and fox supporters, a bird above, inlaid with white clay and glazed. From Cerne Abbey, Dorset. English, 13th century.

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

Emden, Medieval Decorated Tiles in Dorset, London, 1977

Production Note

Originally from Cerne Abbey, Dorset.





Subjects depicted

Coat of arms


Ceramics; Earthenware; Tiles


Ceramics Collection

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