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Blue and White Tiled Stairs


Kim Martins
published on 28 September 2019
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A public staircase in Lisbon, Portugal showing azulejos (glazed ceramic tiles). During the early 18th century CE, Portuguese tile artisans fell under the influence of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 CE) Chinese porcelain design and Dutch Delftware both of which led to the unique cobalt blue and white visual appearance of the Portuguese tiles that are seen all over Portugal today. Date of photo not known.

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About the Author

Kim Martins
Kim is a freelance writer based in New Zealand. She has a B.A. (Hons) in History and an MA in Chaos & Complexity Science. Her special interests are fables and mythology, as well as exploration throughout the ancient world.

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Martins, K. (2019, September 28). Blue and White Tiled Stairs. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Martins, Kim. "Blue and White Tiled Stairs." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 28, 2019.

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Martins, Kim. "Blue and White Tiled Stairs." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Sep 2019. Web. 14 Apr 2021.

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