Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

Tile

Tile
Title
Tile
Date 
1700-1800
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 5 1/8 x 1/4 in. ( 12.1 x 13 x 0.6 cm )
Description 
Tin-glazed earthenware tile with blue and white decoration; buff-colored body with white glaze; biblical scene of Jonah being spit up by the whale (Jonah ch. 2 v. 10); ox-head corner motifs; tile has been broken and reglued and infilled.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
Z.735
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group