tiles - 1
with oak leaf
Object: Floor tile
Culture: Medieval 13th - 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: Strata Florida Abbey, Wales
Material: Clay, tin glaze.
Size: 100mm square x 25mm deep
Notes: Tin glazed floor tile with oak leaf motif radiating
from a central cross. Two parallel incised lines run across the
corners with a trefoil clover leaf in each corner. This pattern
of tile was used in the Cisternian monastry but also were produced
for other use.
Described as "THIS ORIGINAL 13TH / 14TH CENTURY CISTERTIAN
FLOOR TILE IS ONE OF TWO THAT I HAVE DECIDED TO SELL. THESE TILES
WERE ALSO USED IN OTHER PARTS OF WALES AND THE WEST MIDLANDS as
per THE MEDIEVAL TILES OF STRATA FLORIDA BY MARTIN CRAMPIN. THE
TILE IS IN EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION."
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