Saint Gennaro Tile - Patron Saint of Naples - (PREORDER))

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San Gennaro is the Patron Saint of Naples. He was born in Naples in the served as a bishop. In A.D. 305, he was beheaded near the spitting geysers of Vesuvius by Diocletian for refusing to worship pagan idols. Gennaro’s blood was collected by a local woman in two ampoules and his body was buried nearby. After Christianity became legal, the woman presented the blood to the cathedral. At that very moment Mt. Vesuvius erupted and the dried saint’s blood miraculously liquefied for the first time. Today, the blood still continues to liquefy almost according to schedule every first Saturday before the first Sunday of May, on his Feast Day September 19, and on December 16.

Because San Gennaro is the Patron Saint of Napoli, he is revered by the large Italian population of New York City.

Mattonella are hand-painted Italian Ceramic Tiles. Bottega degli Artisti features an assortment of Mattonelle in Professions, Saints & Botanical designs and can custom make any design of your liking.  

These Italian Decorative Tiles Come in Many Different Professions and The Arts. Choose from two sizes (10x20 cm - 3.9 x 7.9 inches) or (15x30 cm - 5.9 x 11.8 inches) and different backings - a Wooden Frame or a Wrought Iron Frame with Hook. Made by Bottega degli Artisti.

Bottega degli Artisti is very famous in Italy and abroad, being one of the best producer of pottery in Castelli. Castelli is a little village in the centre of Italy, just close to the Gran Sasso Mountain. Castelli is best known for its, a form of decorative ceramic, which were collected by the nobility of Europe for centuries and which were at their pinnacle from the 16th through 18th century and are still produced today by local artists. Castelli majolica was a favorite dinnerware of Russian Tsars. One of the most valued collections of Castelli ceramics is now housed at the Winter Palace of the Hermitage State Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

*The Tiles are also available without Frames for use on Backsplashes or Wall Decor.
***We can also customize a tile for you featuring a Profession not shown or change the gender of the Profession shown or have your Profession written in English. 

Slight variations will occur in colors and patterns.

Choose from Two Sizes: 
10x20 cm - 3.9 x 7.9 inches
15x30 cm - 5.9 x 11.8 inches

Plain Tile (with or without a ring for hanging)
Iron Frame
Wooden Frame

Colors may vary. Colors in photograph are close but may not represent true colors.