Besides the extinct interiors we managed to research the areas used as the open un-built up grounds in the Middle Age. For example, a few worth mentioning Archaeological objects near the yard of the original Gothic house No 27 were found and demonstrated by documentation. Those were mostly circular or irregularly oval holes sinking in the base and damaging the older medieval outflowing and thoroughfare layers made by people during several centuries ( picture 2). The hole fillings were mostly compact and unrepeated. According to the ceramics found in the hole fillings they are dated to the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the modern period, from the second half of 15th century to the half of 16th century (picture 3). One of the hole contained the exceptional collection of the Dutch stove tiles. In 16th or 17th century the owners of that period threw some parts of two older demolished stoves into it while rebuilding the house. Those were beautifully relief decorated tiles and ledge extentions of late Gothic style dating from the year 1500 to the first decades of 16th century.
Those are solely tiles with the profane - architectonic ornamental motives. A numerous group is formed of the tiles made of the fine beige ceramic material without any inorganic ingredients and mica. We managed to reconstruct two types of tiles with the Renaissance architectonic motives. It is a chamber corner tile with the heated square-shaped front wall divided into two parts, tectonicly and ornately. One part of the tile which made the corner of the stove pedestal is ornamented with the Renaissance plastic relief. The second part of the tile is decorated with the five-petal rose relief in a few layers, which is purfled with the twisting and interwine relief motive. On the inner part of the plastic profile tile border are little embossed ornaments in the shape of four-petal flowers. Another type of the decorated chamber tile was oblong-shaped. The relief on its front wall was similar to the Renaissance plastic relief of the previous tile (picture 6). Some other types of tiles were not preserved in whole, for example, a few tile fragments with the leit-motif of the rose, stalk, sprouts and little leaves or a fragment with the ornamental architectonic motive of the heraldic concepted beard head with the open nozzle (picture 7).
Some other stove parts were also preserved. Those are mostly decorated mantelpieces with the architectonic motives. They were closing the top ledge of the cylinder stove extention piece. There are the Gothic windows with the pointed arch (picture 4). The used ceramics material is ochre-brown (picture 5) with the considerable ingredient of mica scales on the surface. It influenced the whole appearance.
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The Archaeological research of the town of Český Krumlov
The Archaeological research of the medieval town of Český Krumlov