Overall: 5 x 5 x 1/4 in. ( 12.7 x 12.7 x 0.6 cm )
written: on reverse, "Presented / by S. Alofsen/ Dec 1864"
Tin-glazed earthenware tile with blue and white painted decoration; buff-colored body with pin-hole at upper left; scene of seamonster on waves; spider's head corner motifs; lower 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.