Tile Panel showing an Emblem of Anne de Montmorency, Constable of France

Masséot Abaquesne, French, activity documented 1524 - 1559, died 1564


Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

18 1/4 x 18 1/4 x 1 inches (46.4 x 46.4 x 2.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 254, European Art 1500-1850, second floor (Rubenstein Gallery)

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Purchased with the John D. McIlhenny Fund, 2005

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This panel was originally made as part of a large tiled pavement covering the floor of a lavishly decorated gallery in the Château d’Écouen, near Paris. The emblem is that of Anne de Montmorency, constable of France, for whom the château was constructed.

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