ABAQUESNE, Masséot
(b. ca 1500, Cherbourg, d. 1564, Sotteville-lès-Rouen)

Ceramic Floor

1557
Ceramics
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This tile floor originally surrounded the altar of the chapel at La Bâtie-d'Urfé. Sphinxes, burning braziers, florets, ribbons, angels and terms float freely in this design, which was inspired by ancient grotesques.