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Stove Tile Depicting Alexander the Great; Stove Tile Depicting Nimrod
Georg Leupold (German, active 17th century)
These magnificent relief-molded tiles once formed part of the wall of a stove. From the 1300s onward, brick or glazed tile stoves heated the main rooms of homes by radiating warmth through their exteriors from a series of pipes. Because they could both withstand and evenly transmit heat, ceramic tiles were well suited to this function.
Two heroic leaders,