Museum of London Ceramics and Glass Collection Museum of London Ceramics and Glass Collection Ceramics Glass

Ceramic object

tile

Accession number: 23116
Material: plaster
Measurements: L 200 mm; W 160 mm; T 18 mm
Museum Section: Decorative Art
Summary: Four fragments of a plaster of Paris (calcium sulphate) 'erotic' relief tile. Sooting on reverse. Depicts a man and two women. One woman is kneeling behind the man holding a switch and beating the man on his naked buttocks. She is dressed in a low-necked dress with overskirt and frills on the sleeves. The man's trousers are round his knees. The other woman kneels in front of him. From fireplace on upper storey.
Location: Object stored at Mortimer Wheeler House (Ceramics and Glass store)
Category: Decorative tiles.