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Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America
Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Hegira c. 987–994 / AD 1580–1585
Stonepaste; underglaze-painted under a slip coating
Diameter: 26.7 cm
In the late fifteenth century, Iznik potters developed a distinct ceramic tradition known as Iznik ware, in which a stonepaste vessel was coated in a slip (thinned siliceous clay), painted in polychromatic glazes and additional slips, and covered with a transparent glaze. The entire surface of this Iznik vessel is covered in a fish-scale pattern; the rim features a wave and rock pattern inspired by Chinese models. The reverse is plain with a short, white glazed foot.
"Dish" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus22;18;en
MWNF Working Number: US2 18