Tile with bird with a snake in octofoilOn display
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Tile with bird with a snake in octofoil
Artist/makerprobably Niculoso Francisco Pisano (1470 - 1529) (potter)
Date1500 - 1530
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed, polychrome
Dimensions13.3 cm (height)
13.3 cm (width)
2.8 cm (depth)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Dr Anthony Ray, FSA, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 56 | Arts of the Renaissance
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. 441 no. 240