Tile with a grotesque figureOn display
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Tile with a grotesque figure
Artist/makerworkshop of Masséot Abaquesne of Rouen (documented 1524 - 1557) (potter)
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed, faience, enamelled
Dimensions11.3 cm (height)
11.2 cm (width)
2.6 cm (depth)
No. of items
Purchased with the assistance of Mr Martin Foley, 2010.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 56 | Arts of the Renaissance
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.
Wilson, Timothy, Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, 1 (Oxford/Ashmolean Museum, 2017), p. 470 no. 260