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Name of Object:

Dish

Location:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Holding Museum:

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

About Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Date of Object:

c. Hegira 940-950 / c. AD 1540-50

Museum Inventory Number:

2012.11.45

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Underglazed painted fritware

Dimensions:

Diameter: 33cm

Period / Dynasty

Ottoman

Provenance:

Turkey

Description:

The Iznik potters’ enthusiasm for nature inspired them to develop new designs and to increase the colour palette. After being inspired by Chinese blue and white, Iznik potters introduced the Baba Nakkash style. Following the Chinese tradition of blue on white, it was also sometimes reversed. The designs consisted of stylised lobed leaves with curly tips. Initially these were in different shades of blue; small touches of turquoise were added as the style developed.

Selected bibliography:

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, The Essence of Iznik, Kuala Lumpur: IAMM Publications, 2011: 51-53.

Citation of this web page:

 "Dish" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;my;Mus21;26;en

MWNF Working Number: MY1 26

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