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Name of Object:

Dish with artichokes and tulips

Location:

Los Angeles, United States of America

Holding Museum:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

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Date of Object:

Hegira c. 956–962 / AD c. 1550–55

Museum Inventory Number:

M.2002.1.21

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Fritware, underglaze-painted

Dimensions:

Height 6.7 cm, diameter 35.9 cm

Period / Dynasty

Ottoman

Provenance:

Turkey, Iznik

Description:

Beginning sometime in the AH 950s / AD 1540s Iznik potters introduced manganese purple, sage green and black to their palette, while their decorative repertoire continued to focus on floral designs such as pomegranates, rosettes, tulips and artichokes. The latter two motifs form the main decoration at the centre of this large dish, where they are depicted in blue and green, while the cavetto and rim bear green pomegranates alternating with blue sprays of leaves or else tulips.

Citation of this web page:

 "Dish with artichokes and tulips" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus21;8;en

MWNF Working Number: US1 08

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Ottomans


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