Overall: 5 x 5 x 1/4 in. ( 12.7 x 12.7 x 0.6 cm )
Tin-glazed earthenware tile with painted blue and white decoration; buff-colored body with white glaze; circular rondel with biblical scene of man in turban giving drink to a recumbant man with horse in background (possibly the story of the Good Samaritan); ox-head corner motifs; tile cracked with areas of missing glaze. Broken into 2 pieces.
These tiles are from a fireplace in the Beekman Mansion (possibly the nursery room) at First Avenue and 51st St., New York, NY. They were removed and incorporated in a settle (bench) when the structure was torn down in 1874.
Permanent Loan from the Beekman Family Association
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.