Skip to main content

Tile fragment: C.131-1927

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Fragment of a border tile from the Palazzo Petrucci, Siena, Tuscany. Buff earthenware, with a small area of tin-glaze on the upper surface. Painted in blue, green, yellow and black.
A cornucopia, part of a bird and part of a monster on a black ground.

Notes

History note: Purportedly purchased in Siena by F. Leverton Harris.

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest, 1926

Measurements and weight

Depth: 1.9 cm
Height: 9.9 cm
Width: 9.5 cm

Relative size of this object

9.5 cm9.9 cm1.9 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Siena ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, F. Leverton, The Right Hon.

Dating

16th century
Renaissance
Production date: circa AD 1509

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow and black)
Upper Surface composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.131-1927
Primary reference Number: 81167
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 22 January 2014 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Tile fragment" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/81167 Accessed: 2022-11-30 14:57:52

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/81167 |title=Tile fragment |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-11-30 14:57:52|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-81167

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Faience tile fragment

Accession Number: E.310.1932

Wall Tile Fragment

Accession Number: E.104.1937

Wall Tile Fragment

Accession Number: E.103.1937

Tile

Accession Number: E.GA.3902.1943

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...