This tile was made around 1640, around the same time period as when Rembrandt painted the Nachtwacht / The Night Watch. The tile depicts a figure similar to the main figures on the famous painting, who where members of the 'schutterij'. A 'schutterij' was a voluntary city guard or citizen militia in the medieval and early modern Netherlands, intended to protect the town or city from attack and act in case of revolt or fire. The man seems to be wearing a sabre. The tile is decorated with 'ox-head' corner motifs and is overall in a good condition with just a small chip on the lower left corner.
|Inventory number||ATS 2525|
|Size (approximately)||5.1" by 5.1" or 13 by 13 cm|
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