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Dish

Date:
mid-16th century
Geography:
Turkey, Iznik
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; painted in turquoise and two hues of blue under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
H. 3 in. (7.62 cm) Diam. 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.727
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 460
One of the most spectacular Iznik pieces in the Museum’s collection, this saucer‑shaped dish displays a palette of rich blue and bright turquoise characteristic of early Iznik ceramics. The floral scrolls on the cavetto are inspired by fifteenth-century Chinese celadon ware.
Henry G. Marquand, New York (until 1903); Benjamin Altman, New York (until d. 1913; bequeathed to MMA)
New York. The Hagop Kevorkian Special Exhibitions Gallery. "Flowers and Leaves: The Ottoman Pottery of Iznik," September 25, 1991–November 15, 1992.

Marquand, Henry G. Collection of Henry G. Marquand. January 1903. no. 1191.

Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Mohammedan Decorative Arts. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1930. pp. 173-74, ill. fig. 104 (b/w).

Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Muhammadan Art. 2nd rev. and enl. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. p. 219, ill. fig. 144 (b/w).

Lane, Arthur. Later Islamic Pottery: Persia, Syria, Egypt, Turkey. London: Faber and Faber, 1957. pp. 45-47, ill. pl. 29B.

Lane, Arthur. "Ottoman Pottery of Isnik." Ars Orientalis vol. 2 (1957). p. 260, ill. figs. 25-26.

Lukens, Marie G. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide to the Collections: Islamic Art. vol. 9. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1965. p. 38, ill. fig. 53.

Grube, Ernst J. "The Ottoman Empire." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 26, no. 5 (January 1968). no. 17, pp. 204-205, ill. p. 205 (b/w).

Pope, John A. "Chinese Influences on Iznik Pottery: A re-examination of an old problem." In Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, edited by Richard Ettinghausen. New York, NY: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972. pp. 135, 138, ill. figs. 21, 27, b/w ill. of back (fig. 21) and front (fig. 27).

Denny, Walter B. The Ceramics of the Mosque of Rustem Pasha and the Environment of Change. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1977. pp. 260, 261, ill. figs. 7, 32-34, (b/w).

Atil, Esin, ed. Turkish Art. Washington, D.C and New York: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1980. pp. 269, 279, ill. pl. 41 (color).

Atil, Esin. The Age of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. Washington, DC: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987. no. 174, pp. 252-253, ill. pl. 174 (color).

Welch, Stuart Cary. The Islamic World. vol. 11. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987. pp. 120-21, ill. fig. 91 (color).

Atasoy, Nurhan, and Julian Raby. "The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey." In Iznik, edited by Yanni Petsopoulos. London: Thames and Hudson, 1989. no. 337, ill. (color).

Ekhtiar, Maryam, Sheila R. Canby, Navina Haidar, and Priscilla P. Soucek, ed. Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1st ed. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011. no. 210, pp. 4, 302-303, ill. p. 302 (color).

Leidy, Denise Patry. "Longquan: A Selection from the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Arts of Asia 45: 2 (March–April 2015). pp. 118–128, ill. fig. 20.



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