Tile with a figure of monaco or notable clergy

Description
Tile with a figure of monaco or notable clergy
Italy - probably about 1700

Antique glazed ceramic tile from Caltagirone (Sicily), from a personal collection of a famous Roman antiquarian. It features multiple colours and depicts the profile of a monk or a prominent clergyman.
It has some coarse parts due to its age and firing techniques as well as materials.
It was set and then removed at a later time, as shown by the small missing parts, especially on the edges. See photos.
The figure's gaze is very expressive and directed towards the observer.

Lot details
Object
Tile with a figure of monaco or notable clergy
Estimated Period
probably about 1700
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
2.5×27.5×14 cm
Weight
1.464 kg
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