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Small plate

Turkish (Kutahya)
1750–1800


Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4 x 14.9 cm (1 9/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.158

Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics

The plate is thrown and turned, with footring (and drilled hole for hanging.) Inside the painted double line, and outlined in black, is the figure of a woman, filled-in with areas of manganese, yellow, green and red. The dish’s outside profile is slightly carinated at the rim. It shows a woman in a manganese caftan, possibly over a white robe, with a red shalwar and yellow shoes, and wearing a green and red-spotted headdress. She is flanked by two complementary floral sprigs.

Provenance

1903, bequest of George Washington Wales (b. 1815 – d. 1896), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 15, 1903)

Credit Line

Bequest of George Washington Wales