Archaeologists have found stove tiles of the 18th century in the area of Novokuznetskaya Street

July 10

During the research work in the area of Novokuznetskaya Street, archaeologists have discovered stove tiles of the second half of the 18th century, as Sergei Sobyanin wrote on his VKontakte page.


After the experts studied the tiles, they have suggested that the artefacts belong to the same set. Typological unity, technological similarity, painting style, the degree of preservation and quantitative composition of the finds speak for it.

The discovered collection has all the typical stove decoration elements such as front and corner tiles, belts, cornices, columns and bridges. Their surface is decorated with top-quality polychrome painting.

Apparently, the tiles remained after the stove had been reset in the first half of the 19th century. This is evidenced by the ceramic material used.

The artefacts are well-preserved. They have not been affected by fire. The coating colour is well-preserved, despite the fact that the tiles have been buried in the ground for a long time. Many of the tiles are undamaged. After the research, the collection will be transferred to one of the Moscow museums.

Zamoskvorechye district was traditionally inhabited by merchants. Many houses had tiled stoves. Most likely, one of the buildings of the 18th century in Novokuznetskaya Street had such a stove, with tiles with plants, birds and knights painted by an unknown artist.


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