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Ewer with 'Tughra-Illuminator' Style Decoration

Object Name:
Ewer
Date:
1525–40
Geography:
Turkey, Iznik
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; painted in blue under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
Pitcher (a): H. 8 13/16 in. (22.4 cm) W. 7 7/16 in. (18.9 cm) Max. diam. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) Lid (b): H. 1 9/16 in. (4 cm) Diam. 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm) Wt. 1.9 oz (53.9 g)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4.3a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 460
Fernand Adda Collection, Egypt (by 1959–65; sale, Palais Galliéra, Paris,December 3, 1965, no. 803, to Marthe Baschet for MMA)
Lane, Arthur. Later Islamic Pottery: Persia, Syria, Egypt, Turkey. London: Faber and Faber, 1957. p. 50, pl. 29A, pl. 29A illustrates a pitcher with similar shape and decoration, formerly in the D.K. Kelekian collection; Isnik, ca. 1530–35 p. 50 discusses pitcher.

Collection d'un Grand Amateur (Adda). Paris, December 3, 1965. no. 803.

Welch, Stuart Cary. The Islamic World. vol. 11. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987. p. 120, ill. fig. 90 (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. 209, pp. 286, 299-301, ill. p. 301 (color).



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