Tin-glazed Polychrome Earthenware Tile, 1568-1744

Made:
1568-1644 in Italy
maker:
Unknown

Earthenware tile, tin glazed and decorated in blue, white and yellow with bee emblem of Pope Urban VIII, (b.1568; pope 1623-1644), said to be from his bathroom, possibly Italian.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A51830
Materials:
ceramic, earthenware (tin glazed)
type:
ceramic tile
taxonomy:
  • inorganic material
  • clay
credit:
Rossi
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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