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18th Century Italian Napoli Majolica Tile, Saint Francis Paola Wood Framed

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We are offering an 18th-19th Century Italian Majolica Tile depicting the Saint Francis Paola reading a book beside a fire with a pig.

The rear of this tile has an early lightly embossed mark. (SEE PHOTOS)

Francis of Paola was a man who deeply loved contemplative solitude and wished only to be the “least in the household of God.” Yet, when the Church called him to active service in the world, he became a miracle-worker and influenced the course of nations.

After accompanying his parents on a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi, he began to live as a contemplative hermit in a remote cave near Paola, on Italy’s southern seacoast. Before he was 20, he received the first followers who had come to imitate his way of life. Seventeen years later, when his disciples had grown in number, Francis established a Rule for his austere community and sought Church approval. This was the founding of the Hermits of St. Francis of Assisi, who were approved by the Holy See in 1474.

Approx. Tile Dimensions:
Height: 7 1/4" 
Width: 7 1/4"
Height: 3/4"

Approx. Weight: 1212 grams including frame

          LOC. F                ID.40

This tile is in fine age-related condition with light crazing to the glaze. no breaks or major chips. 

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