Tile: female profile

 
Tile: female profile
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  • Title :     Tile: female profile
  • Artist:     Melkiorre Melis Designer
  • Accession:     XX1990.556
  • Country:     Italy Rome
  • Date:     circa 1925
  • Dimensions:     Inches 14-3/8 13-1/8, Centimeters 36.5 33.3
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
  • Subject:     Portraits , Figurative , Ethnic , Ceramics/Ceramic Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     XX1990.556.JPG
  • Tags:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
Description:
Overall caramel gloss glazed square ceramic tile depicting female profile wearing blue and red cap with ornate yellow trim; set in hand-carved, dark brown stained wooden frame with overall foliate and geometric decoration; tile supported in frame by four metal tabs mounted onto frame rear; hanger at top center protrudes from top of frame and incised with foliate design, mirroring decorative work on frame.