Applying his vast skill in an endless array of media, Picasso first began working in clay in 1954. Losenge avec Visage, a red earthenware terra cotta tile created by the artist in 1971 is stamped, marked and numbered 'Poinçon Original de Picasso/Madoura Plein Feu on the reverse, measures 6 x 6 in. (15 x 15 cm.), unframed and is from the edition of 500. It is designated in the artist’s catalogue raisonne as A.R. 627.