Stove Tile

About this object

Cultural context

functional; decorative

Iconographic meaning

Image of a soldier in armour with Grosalexander inscribed in relief over his head. Alexander the Great (358–323 BCE), like Caesar, was considered a great and successful army commander who created one of the largest empires in the ancient world.

Specific techniques

lead-glazed

Physical description

Rectangular earthenware stove tile with framed relief scene of a soldier standing beneath a double columned white and blue arch, with inscription "Grosalexander" in relief. He is wearing white pants and hose, blue armour top, and holds a sword in his left hand.