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This relief majolica tile in monochromatic colors was not known to exist. It comes from the DOLE collection with the inventory number 943/B on the back. In the course of about 400 years of handling the top has broken off. San Francesco is depicted in his cloak holding a staff in his hand with a shield like the sun on which is written -CHARITAS-. It is the coat of arms of the order of the minim. San Francesco is named after and in honor of St. Francis of Assisi and is the patron saint of Calabria in Sicily.


Condition Details
Excellent, considering the age of approximately 400 years The top has an old break. Very minor flaking of the glaze Two holes for hanging are drilled in (also old)

16th Century Majolica Tile, Italian Relief of San Francesco Da Paola

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