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Deep plate

Turkey (Iznik)
About 1625

Object Place: India


Height x diameter: 7 x 29 cm (2 3/4 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted on white slip and with a transparent glaze.

Not On View





A shallow Iznik bowl with footring.The bowl is decorated in the “Rhodian” range of colors. The exterior is decorated in black with eight “Cintamani” motifs; four of three grouped circles accented in blue, and four of spirals, accented in green. Between single and double black lines, the sloping rim of the dish is painted with a bold version of the Chinese “rock and wave” design, using thick and thin black lines and there are repeated inclusions of green and blue into the border. The cavetto and well are filled with an asymmetric bouquet of varied flowers, mostly springing from a leafy tuft, with a central hyacinth inflorescence based on a strong, curving black vertical line.


Old MFA label reads 474.15 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