Overall: 12 3/16 x 5 13/16 x 1 5/16 in. (31 x 14.8 x 3.4 cm)
Gift of W. L. Hildburgh, 1951
Not on view
It was fashionable in Valencia to lay large tiles with bold designs across the rafters. The tiles were shaped in molds, covered with white slip, and then painted with manganese and iron oxides, yielding a black and a red color. The tiles were fired only once, hence their name socarrats, meaning scorched.
From the Casa de la Reina Mora (House of the Moorish Queen); Dr. Walter L. Hildburgh (d. 1955), London (until 1951)