This is an interesting 17th century Delft tile with different theories about the depicted scene. It was originally thought to show a monk performing an exorcism, but the chubby posture and position of the figure reminds us more of a child. Therefore it is more likely that the tile depicts St. John the Baptist, as he was often portrayed as an infant while holding a cross. Attached you will find a photo of a painting of the infant St. John the Baptist by Jacques Stella (1596 - 1657). The tile is decorated with ox-head corner motifs, dates from around 1650 and is in a good condition.
|Inventory number||ATS 583|
|Size (approximately)||5.1" by 5.1" or 13 by 13 cm|
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