A painted tile from Lombardy. 15th century. It was part of a coffered ceiling, typical of the Italian Renaissance mansions of the time.
The tile was part of a cycle of painted panels depicting the Zodiac. This tile specifically depicts the sign of the Cancer, a symbol of self-defence and of loved ones. Its carapace is in fact associated with an armour that isolates it and protects it from the outside world.
It shows some retouching after the 15th century.
Dimensions: 46 x 22 cm.
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- Techo artesonado, mesa pintada
- Periodo estimado
- siglo XV
- País de origen
- Estado aceptable - muy usado y posiblemente faltan partes menores