Overall: 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 1/2 in. ( 13 x 13 x 1.3 cm )
White tin-glazed earthenware tile with painted blue and white decoration; red earthenware body with white glaze with pin pricks in upper and lower left and lower right corners; diamond-shaped frame with sawtooth border containing flower with two drooping buds (Snake's head) in center with fleur-de-lis corner designs. Some restoration and infill painting to tile.
The flower depicted here is a snake's head, or "Fritillaria meleagris," which was brought to Europe at the end of the 16th century from Turkey.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.