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Dish with artichokes and tulips
Los Angeles, United States of America
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Hegira c. 956–962 / AD c. 1550–55
Height 6.7 cm, diameter 35.9 cm
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.
"Dish with artichokes and tulips" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus21;8;en
MWNF Working Number: US1 08