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Tile with Griffin

Date:
early 16th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
8 5/8 × 8 9/16 × 1 13/16 in. (21.9 × 21.8 × 4.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Tiles
Credit Line:
Gift of Sam Fogg, 2015
Accession Number:
2015.144
Not on view
The shield of this tile is emblazoned with a crisply outlined griffin. The flanking French inscription reads: "We must think."
[ Sam Fogg Ltd., London (sold 2015)]
Mellor, Maureen. Pots and Tiles of the Middle Ages. London: Sam Fogg Ltd., 2014. no. 39, pp. 102–103.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One Hundred Forty-Fifth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 145 (2015). p. 54.



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