This extremely rare Delft tile dates from around 1600, making it approximately 420 years old. It depicts an ape wielding two swords. The entire is scene is painted in a circle with corners in reserve, which is characteristic design style for the late 16th/early 17th century Delft tile. Apes and monkeys were a popular theme throughout the 16th century and at the beginning of the 17th century. They were used to symbolize the animal and sinlike behavior of men. In this case it might symbolize the wickedness of fighting, or war.
The tile has a professional restoration along the top side, the lower side and minor in the center of the left side. The entire scene is untouched.
|Inventory number||ATS 1464|
|Size (approximately)||5.1" by 5.1" or 13 by 13 cm|
|Century||16th century, 17th century|
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