Tile

Object Number: 
Z.724
Date: 
1650-1700
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 5 1/8 x 3/8 in. ( 12.7 x 13 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Tin-glazed earthenware tile with blue and white decoration; buff-colored body with grayish-white glaze with pin-pricks at lower left and upper right; image of a cupid riding a dophin holding a flaming bowl, with an ox-head corner motif; the glaze is bubbled from too much heat in the kiln.
Gallery Label: 
Cupid, the son of Venus and the messanger of love, rides a dolphin, an attribute of Venus, and holds a flaming bowl, a symbol of sacred love (see publications).
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group