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Los Angeles, United States of America
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Hegira early 10th century / AD early 16th century
Height 24.2 cm, diameter 11.2 cm
This Iznik jar belongs to an early stage in the development of Ottoman pottery, possibly the early 10th century / second decade of the 16th century as suggested by its decoration and colour scheme, which employs a lighter shade of blue, along with the deep cobalt. The dynamic floral decoration inspired by Chinese designs is boldly painted on the white ground, or else, as on the foot and shoulder, it is reserved in white against blue. Jars of this type, which were made for courtly or urban patrons and were most likely used as storage containers, testify to the high aesthetic standards of the day.
"Jar" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus21;7;en
MWNF Working Number: US1 07