Deep plate

Turkish (Iznik)
About 1590

Object Place: India


Height x diameter: 5 x 29 cm (1 15/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip, with transparent glaze.

Not On View





A medium-sized deep plate with footring. The decoration on both the underside and the front is in dark and light blue. The bottom is decorated with eight figures: four flowers viewed head-on, alternating with what appears to be a Chinese-inspired design of cloudbands. The face of the plate is decorated in two registers delineated by dark blue single lines, painted to imitate the foliate rim found on earlier Iznik plates. The flat rim bears a version of the “rock and wave” design, while the cavetto and well show three almost identical vases with the same symmetrical arrangement of five flowers arranged around a central triangle formed by staves - and apparently supporting a cloud-like figure with a flower at its center.


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