A particular element of peasant architecture, made of ceramics and decorated with symbolic ornaments (birds, snakes, solar elements). It was placed at the ridge formed by the roof slopes, to prevent water seepage from rainfall or melting snow.


  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1901/1925
  • Location: Romania, Muntenia
  • Provenance: National Museum of the Romanian Peasant
  • Type: Painted pottery
  • Title: Țeapă de casă (bold), Roof spire

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