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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:

    30:1151-1866

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Four-sided kite-shaped tile, painted in blue monochrome with various light foliage and arabesque designs, sometimes enclosing amongst them open books or drums and in one instance a tablet with the initials M.P.

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. "

Descriptive line

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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