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Name of Object:

Jar

Location:

Los Angeles, United States of America

Holding Museum:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

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Date of Object:

Hegira early 10th century / AD early 16th century

Museum Inventory Number:

M.85.237.80

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Fritware, underglaze-painted

Dimensions:

Height 24.2 cm, diameter 11.2 cm

Period / Dynasty

Ottoman

Provenance:

Turkey, Iznik

Description:

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.

Citation of this web page:

 "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

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