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Deep plate

Turkish (Iznik)
About 1650

Object Place: India


Height x diameter: 5.5 x 25.5 cm (2 3/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View





A deep plate whose underside is painted in black with six cursory motifs, alternating three like the figure “1” and three like the “2”, and accented in turquoise and blue respectively. The front is painted in two registers: the sloping rim, delineated with single and double black lines, alternates floral and leafy forms accented in the same two colors, while the well is covered with a grid of black squares, as many as ten to a row or column. These contain either a black flower with a raised red central dot, accented in alternate diagonals in blue or turquoise, or a simple red dot.


Old painted # 454.15 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