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tile with grotesque figure in relief
  • Spain
  • tile with grotesque figure in relief, 1300s or 1400s
  • Where object was made: Catalonia, Spain
  • terracotta, relief, polychromy
  • Object Height/Width: 40 x 40 cm
    Object Height/Width: 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0151

Gothic decorative terracotta tile representing the design sometimes called the "fantastic leaf man." There is a small crowned head in the top center. On the left side are leaf like shapes and a profile of a face. In the lower right corner are two leg and paw like shapes.