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Deep plate

Turkish (Iznik)
About 1650


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.5 x 26.5 cm (1 3/4 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1177

Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip with a transparent glaze.

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics

A medium-sized Iznik plate with footring. Its exterior is undecorated, while the interior has underglaze decoration in black, blue, turquoise and raised red. The flat rim is painted with thick and thin black strokes in a loose but fluid “wave and rock” design, with hasty blue inclusions. The curved center is filled with an swirling interlace of Rumi “leaves” on a turquoise ground, with accents in red and blue

Inscription

MFA label reads 479.15 Lyman.

Provenance

Lent by Miss Theodora Lyman, March 1, 1915. The John Pickering Lyman Collection.

Credit Line

The John Pickering Lyman Collection—Gift of Miss Theodora Lyman