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Footed Bowl with Lotuses

Object Name:
Footed bowl
first half 16th century
Turkey, Iznik
Tin-enameled earthenware
H. 4 in. (10.2 cm) Diam. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1929
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
The stylized flowers in the center ultimately derive from Chinese prototypes; however, the rendering of the blossoms, probably those of a lotus, and their arrangement, differ from those found in Yuan and Ming porcelains, as does the stylized decoration on the rim.
Rudolf M. Riefstahl, New York (until 1929; sold to MMA)
Atasoy, Nurhan, and Julian Raby. "The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey." In Iznik, edited by Yanni Petsopoulos. London: Thames and Hudson, 1989. no. 196, p. 122, ill. (b/w).

Atil, Esin. The Age of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. Washington, DC: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987. no. 172, p. 250, ill. pl. 172 (color).

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