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Deep plate

Turkish (Iznik)
About 1650

Object Place: India


Height x diameter: 4 x 25.5 cm (1 9/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View





A medium-sized deep plate of which the exterior is decorated with six black squiggles, three of linear and three of more circular form, each enhanced in either green or blue.

Inside, the flat rim is delineated in single and double black circles with a zig-zag design, the triangles produced by which are variously enhanced in green or blue. The well is decorated with a grid of black squares within each of which is either a raised red dot or a smaller black square. With again some arbitrariness, the squares are left white or colored green or blue. The entire face of the dish bears worn gilded designs, which may or may not be contemporary with manufacture. They include flowers, roundels and vegetal sprigs.


Old label: 113 Damascus.

Credit Line

Bequest of George Washington Wales