Arts of the Americas
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This blue-and-white glazed tile from Puebla, Mexico, features an angel motif, suggesting that it was made for a church or other religious structure. The use of blue-and-white comes from the influence of Chinese porcelain trade goods that moved through Mexico in the eighteenth century, when it was under Spanish rule. Coveted by Europeans as a sign of wealth, blue-and-white porcelain was imitated by Mexican artisans for local use in churches and wealthy homes.
4 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 1/2in. (12.1 x 12.1 x 1.3cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1942, Frank L. Babbott Fund
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Tile, circa 1700. Ceramic, glaze, 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 1/2in. (12.1 x 12.1 x 1.3cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1942, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 42.235.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 42.235.1_SL4.jpg)
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