This antique Delft tile depicts a child's play scene known in the Dutch as 'Geve Mecanderen Tienen'. A game of which unfortunately no details are longer known. The scene is based on the so called 'KOG-engraving', which can be found on page 34 of the book 'Kinderspelen' by Mr. Jan Pluis. If we look closely at the tile, we can see that there is something in the middle on the ground. Both children are holding something in their hand (probably a bead or something similar). The child on the right has a rope with more beads on it in his left hand. We assume the children had to throw the beads in a pit. The first one to get to 10 points would win. Of course, this is just an assumption and the actual game might have been more complex, but it is likely that this is roughly what the game was about. The tile is decorated with 'ox-head' corner motifs and was made around 1670 in the Dutch city of Amsterdam. It is in a great condition.
|Inventory number||ATS 2522|
|Size (approximately)||5.1" by 5.1" or 13 by 13 cm|
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