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Fireplace tile

1985.190 (RS118568)

Description

White tin glaze on buff colored clay body. Square. Cobalt-blue hand-painted decoration featuring biblical scenes, primarily from the life of Christ. 22 complete and three partial tiles in situ. Scenes include: 1) Jonah and the whale; 2) Christ preaching in the temple; 3) Christ carrying the cross; 4) Rebecca at the well; 5) Angel of the Lord w/ Abraham; 6) John the Baptist baptizing Christ; 7) Angel of the Lord w/ a walking peasant, plus two unidentified scenes.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1780
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
tin (metal)
tin glaze
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
Bible
Earthenware
earthenware
fireproofing tile
glazing (coating)
Religion
religions (concept)
TILE, FIREPLACE
tin (metal)
tin glaze
Tin Glazed
People and organizations
Christ
Dimensions
4.875 x 4.625 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.190
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
24965

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