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Two mould-made ceiling tiles with a Maltese Cross

Seville, c. 1530 - 1550

29.5cm (height); 13.0cm (width); 3.5cm (thickness)

tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

The cross of Malta was particularly associated in Spain with the Mercedarian Order, and these tiles may come from a house of that Order.

Provenance uncertain.  WA.OA129