Decorative roof tile

Am0002 Keramicna Okrasna Stresna Opeka 01 Scaled 1 2
Decorative roof tile


Am0002 Keramicna Okrasna Stresna Opeka 01 Scaled 1 2

A decorative ceramic roof tile depicting a warrior on a jumping horse. The tile is glazed with different shades of green, black, and yellow-brown. On the sides of the tile is a modelled decoration in the form of spirals representing clouds. The figure of the horse is formed in a jump, with front legs on the ground and hind legs stretched high in the air. Its rider sits on a luxurious and richly decorated saddle, wearing a rich pleated robe with a cape, boots, a special headdress, and a long beard. He holds up his right hand, and his face is slightly turned to the left. The object probably dates from the 16th century or later. (TB)

Material description: ceramics, coloured glaze
Manufacturing technique: modelled and colour glazed ceramics
Dimensions: length: 30 cm, height: 38.5, depth: 14 cm
No. of parts: 1
Current owner: Slovene Ethnographic Museum
Date of the last acquisition: 1963
Last acquisition method: donation
Previous owners and periods of ownership: Ivan Skušek, Jr. and Tsuneko Kondō Kawase – Marija Skušek, National Museum of Slovenia, Slovene Ethnographic Museum
Object condition, handling and damage: well preserved, in some places the glaze and paint has come off

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