overall: 5 x 5 x 1/4 in.
written: on reverse, ""Presented by/ S. Alofsen/ Dec 1864"
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.
The early date at which this tile entered the NYHS collection suggests that it may have been from a NY house.
Gift of S. Alofsen, 1864
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.