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Old March 15th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #7
Pierre Galafassi
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 87

Hi Yohann,

Two other examples of Renaissance floors with motifs, which in my (humble) opinion are indeed decorated tiles, perhaps of the type described in your post (no beasts though):

FIG a. Anonymous Spanish artist. 1380-1400 ? St Lazarus, Martha and Mary, Madrid

FIG b. P. del Pollaiolo, allegory of Faith, 1469-1470
Uffizi, Florence

In both cases one could still have a tiny doubt, for example due to the pseudo-kufic script in Pollaiolo’s painting. (But pseudo-arabic or -hebrew script was quite in fashion in early Renaissance painting)

However, in most cases tiles are much more easy to identify than that.
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