Arista tile with a lionOn display
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Arista tile with a lion
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed, arista technique, polychrome
Dimensions14 cm (height)
14 cm (width)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
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. 444 no. 243