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Title :

A group of late medieval inscribed tiles from Bordesley Abbey

Authors :
STOPFORD, J. ; WRIGHT, Susan M. ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
A group of unusual, large, rectangular ceramic tiles excavated from the abbey church of Bordesley (Worcestershire) is presented. These tiles were handmade locally, using the sgraffiato technique, and have part of two inscriptions in English. The larger inscription, which combines Lombardic capitals with black letter, was commemorative. The stratigraphic context suggests that the tiles were originally laid in the retrochoir in the late 15th to early 16th c. as part of a tiled setting over a grave. A review of examples of other special purpose tiles made using the sgraffiato technique illustrates the adaption of this technique for individual funerary memorials. ;
Pagination/Size :
pl. 1-2; 10 ill. (5 col.) ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Bordesley Abbey, église, Hereford and Worcester (GBR) ; Carreau ; Céramique ; Grande-Bretagne ; Inscription ; Monument funéraire ; Sgraffito ; 1400-1600 ; 1475-1525 ;
Descriptors :
Bordesley Abbey, church, Hereford and Worcester (GBR) ; Ceramics ; Great Britain ; Inscriptions ; Sepulchral monuments ; Sgraffito ; Tiles ; 1400-1600 ; 1475-1525 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
The Antiquaries journal, 1998, 78
INIST identifier :
24999784 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0003-5815 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;