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Section of floor tiles

Section of tile floor consisting of multiple tiles set into concrete. One of twenty-five removed from the MFA's East Wing before demolition.


1926, designed and made as part of a floor commissioned by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for the East Wing, then known as the "Decorative Arts Wing"; 1927, installed in the Italian Renaissance galleries on the second floor (at that point considered "Exhibitions 4 and 5"; 2006, 25 sections removed from flooring for preservation and remaining floor was demolished with East Wing; 2010, 8 sections were cleaned, conserved and mounted for display, 5 were installed in the American Renaissance gallery in the Art of the Americas wing; 2011, 8 conserved sections were officially accessioned into the MFA collection (Accession date: May 20, 2011)

Credit Line

Museum purchase

Designed 1926; made 1926–27

Object Place

Doylestown, Pennsylvania


Overall (approximately): 53.3 x 55.9 cm (21 x 22 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glazed earthenware, mortar, concrete




Architectural elements, Tile and inlays