Requires Photography


Possibly Turkish (Kutahya)
Around 1800

Object Place: Possibly Turkey


Height x diameter: 4.2 x 7.5 cm (1 5/8 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip under a transparent glaze.

Not On View



A small, bowl-shaped cup with footring. Blue painted lines delimit areas of the surface. The decoration is not outlined. The cup is painted in red, black and yellow, the latter used only on top of black, and comprises black, triangular shield shapes alternating with other unidentifiable forms, and with loose but symmetrical paired red extensions. The rim is painted yellow. A small, indeterminate figure is painted inside the blue circle in the interior center.


1904, gift of Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 – d. 1935), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 24, 1904)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection