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Richard and Saladin; Combat Series; Chertsey tiles

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • Richard and Saladin; Combat Series; Chertsey tiles
  • Description

    Earthenware floor-tiles, lead-glazed with inlaid slip decoration. Four quarter tiles making up a circular picture; six surviving fragments; representation of Saladin (Salah al-Din) on horseback, in combat with his adversary Richard I (Coeur de Lion), portrayed on 1885,1113.9051-9060. Set into mosaic tiles of foliate design.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 13thC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 260 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The individual segment tiles make up a circle which fits into a set of frame tiles.

  • Bibliography

    • Verdier et al 1972 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1903 31, p. 45 bibliographic details
    • Eames 1980 Vol 1 9065 bibliographic details
    • Eames 1980 Vol 2 pl 467 bibliographic details
    • Eames 1992 pp.45-51 fig.49 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G40/dc6

  • Exhibition history

    2006 23 Jul-5 Nov, Germany, Mannheim, Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, Saladin and the Crusaders
    1999 6 Apr-30 Sep, France, Caen, Château de Falaise, Richard Coeur-de-Lion
    1995 22 Nov-1996 29 Feb, Germany, Berlin, Schloss Charlottenburg, Die Reise nach Jerusalem
    1989 28 May-27 Aug, Germany, Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Europa und der Orient, 800-1900
    1987 6 Nov-1988 6 Mar, London, Royal Academy of Arts, Age of Chivalry: Art in Plantagenet England 1200-1400

  • Condition

    Worn, restored.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    both together

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • B.M.Chertsey
Earthenware tile, lead-glazed; figure.

Earthenware tile, lead-glazed; figure.

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