These tiles are located in the church "Madre de Deus" of Lisbon. The church was built in the 15th century and later rebuilt after the great earthquake and tsunami. The blue and gold tiles are replicas of 17th century Azulejos covering the walls.
As a whole, Igreja Madre de Deus is one of the most interesting churches of Lisbon. The decorations inside the church reflect the life of Queen Leonor and her husband Joao II. Igreja Madre de Deus' architectural design shows a bit of the country history through the combination of Baroque, and later Portuguese architecture.
They also cover the walls and ceiling of a chapel in Ericeira. According to the Camara da Mafra:
The chapel’s foundation is covered in mystery, with few written historical records. There are data that show that it might have been contemporaneous to the Parish Church (14th or 15th century), but there are no material traces of that period. In 1609, it was the seat of the meetings of the Confraternity of Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem dos Homens do Mar. It was only in 1645 that it became the place of worship that it is recognised as today.
Over time, the chapel underwent several extensions and work, before taking shape as the building located next to Pescadores beach, which dates back to the 17th century. At the doors, there are engravings that mark the 1644 as the first year in which improvements were made; exactly two centuries later, in 1844, it was worked at the command of the last municipal president; at the start of the 20th century, new restorations were carried out; and in 1993, the carvings, paintings and gilding of the altar were restored.
In the past, this modestly sized chapel also functioned as a lighthouse, marking the entry to the port for boats and announcing storms. At present, it is the site of the annual celebration of festivities in honour of Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem, the patroness of the fisher folk of Ericeira, on the third weekend of August.
These earrings are almost 3 1/2" long and very lightweight. They will come in a gift box.
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All my tiles are replicas made of polymer clay where the image actually becomes part of the clay through baking. No glue is used in the process. The pieces become waterproof and scratch resistant. Due to the handmade and hand shaped nature of each tile, slight variations will occur, as no two pieces are alike.
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