This is an extremely rare 17th century Delft tile depicting Deadalus flying above the Aegean Sea in an attempt to flee from Crete. He fled together with his son Icarus. The tile dates from around 1620 and is part of a set of 12 tiles, all based on mythological scenes. The tiles are part of the rare and early Rotterdam production. This is the only tile of the 12 that is currently available on the market. The other 11 tiles are part of the collection of the 'Boijmans - Van Beuningen' museum and 'Museum Rotterdam'.
The tile has been documented in several books, including the Dutch book 'Mythologische voorstellingen op Nederlandse tegels' on page 158. A photo of this page has been added. The tile was also featured in the march 2020 edtion of the magazine 'Simiolus - Netherlands quarterly for the history of art'.
- A private German collection (most recent)
- The Klaas Regts collection
- The Hago Baumann collection
The tile is in a good condition with a professionally reconstructed lower right corner. The tile is displayed in the book in its original condition.
|5.1" by 5.1" or 13 by 13 cm
|Production area (city)
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