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Dish with Split-leaf Palmette Design

Object Name:
Dish
Date:
ca. 1625–50
Geography:
Attributed to Turkey, Iznik
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
H. 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm) Diam. of rim: 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4.13
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 460
The split‑leaf palmette motifs found on this dish became a pervasive design element within the imperial Ottoman workshop. Most likely inspired by Persian manuscript illumination, Ottoman artists creatively adapted this motif for their works in other media, such as ceramics and metalwork.
Fernand Adda Collection, Egypt (by 1959–65; sale, Palais Galliéra, Paris,December 3, 1965, no. 871, to Marthe Baschet for MMA)
Museum für Islamische Kunst, Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. "The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the M.M.A.," June 15, 1981–August 8, 1981, no. 103.

Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "The Age of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent," January 25, 1987–May 17, 1987, no. 200.

Chicago. Art Institute of Chicago. "The Age of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent," June 14, 1987–September 7, 1987, no. 200.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Age of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent," October 4, 1987–January 17, 1988, no. 200.

New York. The Hagop Kevorkian Special Exhibitions Gallery. "Flowers and Leaves: The Ottoman Pottery of Iznik," September 25, 1991–November 15, 1992, no catalogue.

Rackham, Bernard. "Illustrated Catalogue of a Private Collection." In Islamic Pottery and Italian Maiolica. London: Faber and Faber, 1959. no. 184, p. 44, ill. pl. 80C.

"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 103, pp. 246-247, ill. p. 247 (color).

Atil, Esin. The Age of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. Washington, DC: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987. no. 200, pp. 274-275, ill. pl. 200 (color).



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