Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tring Tiles - The Boyhood of Christ

14th Century Tiles from Tring Church
During 19th century restoration work on Tring Parish Church a number of 14th century tiles were found that tell the story of the childhood of Jesus (something the Bible forgot to say anything about). While the story they tell is known from contemporary manuscripts this Medieval "cartoon strip" seems to be unique, as no other tiles, made in the same way, are known to tell the tale. The tiles ended up in the British museum (apart from some fragments now in the Victoria & Albert Museum) where they are currently on display in Room 40 (Medieval Europe). For more pictures and the story of the tiles click here. Modern reproductions can be seen in Tring's Local History Museum.

1 comment:

  1. I like these tiles, very much. These tiles are looking, so good. These tiles are telling a story of ancient times. And, even though, I like the color combinations of these tiles.


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