It was a real trend in the 17th century to eat small wild birds. Not because they were nutricious or they offered a lot of meat, but simply because it was only for those who could afford it and therefore led to a higher status. Almost anyone who was of some importance had these kind of bird traps. There are stories known of people who had dozens of traps on their lands, catching thousands of birds each year. This tile depicts such a bird trap with the 'door trap' technique. The tile dates from around 1670 and is decorated with 'spider' corner motifs. It is in a great condition with two small covered up chips (top side).
|Inventory number||ATS 1421|
|Size (approximately)||5.1" by 5.1" or 13 by 13 cm|
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