Saint Silvia Patron Saint of Pregnant Women. St. Sylvia, Mother of St. Gregory the Great (Feast - November 5) The Church venerates the sanctity of Sylvia and Gordian, the parents of St. Gregory the Great, as well as his two aunts, Tarsilla and Emiliana. St. Sylvia was a native of the region of Sicily while St. Gordian, her husband, came from the vicinity of Rome. They had two sons: Gregory and another whose name has not survived the ages. Gordian died about 573 and Gregory converted his paternal home into a monastery. Sylvia therefore retired to a solitary and quasi-monastic life in a little abode near the Church of St. Sava on the Aventine. It became her custom frequently to send fresh vegetables to her son on a silver platter. One day, when Gregory found himself with nothing to give a poor beggar, he presented him with the platter.
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)
Colors may vary. Colors in photograph are close but may not represent true colors.
PREORDER FROM ITALY.
Allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.
In stock items will ship immediately from our warehouse in the US.