A jester, a joker or not so complimentary - a fool, is how this figure was known during the 17th century. A jester was a member of the household of a nobleman or a monarch employed to entertain guests during royal court. Jesters were also traveling performers who entertained common folk at fairs and town markets. They often wore brightly coloured clothes and eccentric hats in a motley pattern. This tile was made around 1660 and is decorated with 'ox-head' corner motifs.
|5.1" by 5.1" or 13 by 13 cm
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