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Deep plate

Turkish (Iznik)
About 1600

Object Place: India


Height x diameter: 4 x 25 cm (1 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip and covered with a transparent glaze.

Not On View





A smaller plate, decorated in black and the “Rhodian” palette of blue, turquoise-green and raised red. The underside of the plate is undecorated. On the front, the slightly concave rim is marked off by single and double concentric black lines, and is decorated with a simplified but bold version of the rock and wave pattern, in black with regular incursions of the blue and green used in the well design. The cavetto and well show a symmetrical array of roses and tulips in raised red and a plant with blue flowers, all springing from a tuft of leaves, with an elaborate central (lotus?) flower in all three colors. There are suggestions of a field of objects extending beyond the boundary of the cavetto.


MFA label: 480.15 Lyman


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