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Turkey (Iznik)
About 1650

Object Place: India


Height x width: 22 x 17 cm (8 11/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

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A mug whose thick handle has been cut out and applied, and extends, as is typical, to the top and bottom. The mug’s upper and lower borders, delineated by single and double black lines, are decorated with a repeated simple black motif colored alternately in blue and turquoise. The wall of the mug contains a field of large pointed medallions, the interior ground of which are alternately blue and turquoise, with a trifoliate element in reserve at the center. Large red dots are placed in most of the white areas.


Paper labels: 6531/HDY/DXS; MFA 1083.12 Ross; and 79.


Lent by Denman W. Ross, August 19, 1912.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection