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Small plate (tabak)

Turkish (Kutahya)

Object Place: Kutahya, Turkey


.155 D.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

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A small wide-rimmed plate or sweetmeat dish, thrown and turned, with footring (unpierced for hanging.) Black painted lines delimit three concentric areas of the upper surface, while there is no decoration on the carinated under-surface. The decoration is in dull yellow, flat red and dark manganese brown. The wide border exhibits a single motif repeated three times. This motif shows a large flower in cross-section, probably derived from the lotus, with a single serrated leaf to its right, surrounded by large dots of red and brown. The flat center of the well also has three small floral motifs in the same colors.


Before 1914, bought in Cairo by Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 – d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1914, gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA . (Accession Date: January 8, 1914)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection