Stove Tile with Saint John the Evangelist and Samson

Buda Castle Workshop

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The corner tile is from the decorative outer cladding of a closed wood-burning stove in the Chapter House of the Augustinian Abbey at Waldhausen in southern Austria. The abbey was dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist, who appears on the heraldic shield. Behind the shield, Samson strangles the lion. The stove may have been a gift to the abbey from Matthias Corvinus (1443–1490), King of Hungary, who also ruled Austria from 1480.

Stove Tile with Saint John the Evangelist and Samson, Buda Castle Workshop, Earthenware, lead glaze, Hungarian

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