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Mug

Turkey (Iznik)
About 1650


Object Place: India

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

17.507

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Classifications

Ceramics

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.

Inscription

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

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection