Object Place: Iznik, Turkey
Overall: 70.2 x 141.4 x 9.2 cm (27 5/8 x 55 11/16 x 3 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Fritware with polychrome decoration under transparent glaze
Not On View
Tile lunette possibly from the palace or mosque of Piyale Pasha, an Ottoman admiral. Composed of sixteen tiles, decorated in blue, green, and raised red, in a repertory of cloudbands and fantastic plant forms–lotus flowers, bent stems, and jagged leaves–collectively known as “saz” (“enchanted forest”).
Martin Brimmer (b. 1829 - d. 1896), Boston; 1896, bequeathed to his widow, Mary Ann Timmens Brimmer (b. 1827 - d. 1906), Boston; 1906, bequeathed by Mrs. Martin Brimmer to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 8, 1906)
Bequest of Mrs. Martin Brimmer