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Deep plate

Turkish (Iznik)
About 1650

Object Place: India


Height x diameter: 6 x 31 cm (2 3/8 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

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A large plate, decorated in typical “Rhodian” colors of (in this case brownish) black, blue, green and raised red. The underside of the plate is decorated with ten motifs: the closed crescent and the domed circular figure seen elsewhere, colored green and blue respectively. On the face of the dish, the flat rim is decorated in black ina version of the “wave and rock” design, with repeated inclusions of green and blue strokes. The cavetto and rim are filled with a symmetrical bouquet of roses, hyacinths and tulips stemming from a leafy tuft. Centrally, between hyacinth sprays, there floats a vase-like form, decorated with a flowering plant in reserve, and containing a small symmetrical bouquet of dianthus clasped by a simplified cloudband. There are suggestions of other floral forms which would extend beyond the circular boundary.


MFA label reads 491.15 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