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Tile

Object Number: 
INV.8792a
Date: 
1700-1750
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
overall: 5 x 5 x 1/4 in.
Marks: 
written: on reverse, ""Presented by/ S. Alofsen/ Dec 1864"
Description: 
Tin-glazed earthenware tile with purple, blue, and white painted decoration; buff-colored body with pin-holes at upper left and lower right; octagonal frame containing blue-and-white scene of a shepherd in a landscape, on spattered purple ground with three-petal flower corner motifs; upper right corner broken off.
Gallery Label: 
The early date at which this tile entered the NYHS collection suggests that it may have been from a NY house.
Credit Line: 
Gift of S. Alofsen, 1864
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group