Dish Depicting Two Birds among Flowering Plants

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 460

Two small birds are perched within the tangle of carnation, tulip, and hyacinth stems on this colorful plate. A popular literary Ottoman literary trope, bird and flower designs were a pervasive decorative element on Iznik pottery of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

#6655. Overview: Iznik Ceramics

Dish Depicting Two Birds among Flowering Plants, Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze

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