Mosque Lamp

Not on view

The Ottoman program for replacing the seventh-century tiles on the exterior of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem revived the Syrian ceramics workshops. Afterwards, potters in Damascus continued to create tiles for Ottoman buildings throughout the region and in Istanbul. Although in Syria, potters adopted the floral motifs developed in the main Ottoman ceramics center of Iznik, the range of colors differ from those produced in Anatolia. In Syria, they were unable to produce the characteristic bole-red of Iznik wares, and relied instead on blue, turquoise, and bright green with touches of manganese purple, as seen in this mosque lamp here.

Mosque Lamp, Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.