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 purple, blue, and white painted decoration; buff-colored body; blue-and-white rondel with scalloped edge containing scene of a shepherd in a landscape with a church in the right background, on spattered purple ground with carnation corner motifs; upper left 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.