Ave Maria embedded in the floor before the altar of  Zinna Abbey, Brandenburg, Germany. Each letter tile appears as a relief print on an unglazed, red-brown terracotta tile measuring 14 x 14 cm. The Latin inscription dates to the 13th or 14th century and was composed in Gothic majuscule. The text runs as follows:

AVE / MARIA / GRACIA /PLENA / DOMINVS / TE /CVM / BENEDICTA / TV /IN / MVLIERIBVS / ET /BENEDICTVS / FRVC /TVS / VENTRIS / TVI /


Medieval letter tiles are one-letter ceramic tiles that were employed in monasteries and churches of the late Middle Ages for the creation of Christian inscriptions on floors and walls. They were created by pressing stamps bearing a reverse image into softclay, which was then baked hard, and they were used to form words by assembling single letter tiles in the desired order
image: Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Luckenwalde

Ave Maria embedded in the floor before the altar of  Zinna Abbey, Brandenburg, Germany. Each letter tile appears as a relief print on an unglazed, red-brown terracotta tile measuring 14 x 14 cm. The Latin inscription dates to the 13th or 14th century and was composed in Gothic majuscule. The text runs as follows:

AVE / MARIA / GRACIA /
PLENA / DOMINVS / TE /
CVM / BENEDICTA / TV /
IN / MVLIERIBVS / ET /
BENEDICTVS / FRVC /
TVS / VENTRIS / TVI /

Medieval letter tiles are one-letter ceramic tiles that were employed in monasteries and churches of the late Middle Ages for the creation of Christian inscriptions on floors and walls. They were created by pressing stamps bearing a reverse image into softclay, which was then baked hard, and they were used to form words by assembling single letter tiles in the desired order

image: Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Luckenwalde