Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze
H. 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm)
Diam. of rim: 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm)
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1967
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 460
In the seventeenth century, the popularity of images of human figures, animals, and inanimate objects such as ships on Iznik pottery increased. Some of these motifs may have held deeper significance. The young woman with a tambourine, for example, may symbolize the sun—sometimes referred to in Ottoman poetry as a tambourine.
[ E. Safani, New York, until 1967; sold to MMA]
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