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

Ceramic object

tile

Accession number: 23113
Material: plaster of Paris
Measurements: W 163 mm; H 204 mm; D 16 mm [CCity]
Museum Section: Decorative Art
Summary: Plaster of Paris (calcium sulphate) 'erotic' relief tile. Sooting on reverse. Depicts a man and woman having sex. The man is standing behind the woman and she is bent over, holding a cushion. The man's trousers are round his knees and he is wearing a wig with a small ponytail. Blunt-toed shoes imply the scene is after 1740. Complete; somewhat scratched. From fireplace on upper storey.
Location: Object stored at Mortimer Wheeler House (Ceramics and Glass store)
Category: Decorative tiles.