This Delft tile dates from around 1650. It depicts a stag who sees its own reflection in water. The story comes from a fable and roughly goes like this; when the stag sees his own reflection in the water, he is immensely happy with the way his antlers look. He feels confident and handsome. However, when he looks down, he is not pleased at all with the legs he has. They are too skinny and not good looking at all. He curses on mother nature and does not understand why he was given these horrendous legs. It does not take long before he finds out. At one day hunting dogs catch his scent and start chasing the stag. While on the run, his antlers keep on slowing him down as they get stuck in low hanging branches and leaves. He gets so desperate that he curses on his feet, instead of his antlers. He is too blinded to see that there are more precious things in life than features that just look good. He values the wrong things, which is something you find often in men.
The tile is decorated with 'ox-head' corner motifs and in a very good condition with the normal superficial wear and chips.
|Inventory number||ATS 1705|
|Size (approximately)||5.1" by 5.1" or 13 by 13 cm|
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