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Dish with Pattern of Flowering Plants

Object Name:
Dish
Date:
ca. 1565–70
Geography:
Turkey, Iznik
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
H. 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm) Diam. of rim: 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4.15
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 460
The dish has a flattened base, a flat, scalloped rim, and stands on a foot ring. It is decorated with an over-all pattern of tulips arranged in staggered rows. Between these flowers there are çintamani or triple dot motifs. Spiral-like motifs have been painted on the rim.
R. W. M. Walker, Esq., London (until 1945; his sale, Christie, Manson & Wood,London, July 25–26, 1945, no. 100); Fernand Adda Collection, Egypt (by 1959–65; sale, Palais Galliéra, Paris,December 3, 1965, no. 887, to Marthe Baschet for MMA)
Bordeaux. Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux. "Profile of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: From Ramesses to Picasso," May 15, 1981–September 1, 1981.

Rackham, Bernard. "Illustrated Catalogue of a Private Collection." In Islamic Pottery and Italian Maiolica. London: Faber and Faber, 1959. no. 113, p. 34, ill. pl. 50B.



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