Tile

Tile
Title
Tile
Date 
1640-1670
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 1/8 x 5 x 1/2 in. ( 13 x 12.7 x 1.3 cm )
Description 
White tin-glazed earthenware tile with painted polychrome decoration; red earthenware body with white glaze with pin pricks in upper left and lower right corners; diamond-shaped frame with sawtooth border containing flower with two drooping buds (a double snake's head) in center with fleur-de-lis corner designs.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
Z.719
Gallery Label 
The flower depicted here is a snake's head, or "Fritillaria meleagris," which was brought to Europe at the end of the 16th century from Turkey.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group