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Mug

Turkish (Iznik)
About 1610


Object Place: Islamic World

Dimensions

Height x width: 21 x 15 cm (8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1060

Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted in polychrome over white slip, covered with a transparent glaze.

Not On View

Classifications

Ceramics

The wall of this mug Is divided with thick black painted lines into three parts. The upper and lower borders contain a zig-zag band colored blue, with red dots in the triangular white areas.In between is a procession of tall,commonly used Iznik elements: saz leaves, and cypress trees paired with large carnations, interspersed with smaller polychrome floral elements. There is worn gilding on the large red carnations. The handle is decorated cursorily in black.

Inscription

Painted: P9245, 03.1---; small label: 03.1060; paper label: W. Homer 26.

Provenance

William Homer (b. 1847 - d. by 1903), Boston; 1903, bequest of William Homer to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 26, 1903)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Homer