This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English.
Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America
Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Hegira early 10th century / AD early 16th century
Earthenware; tin-glazed, overglaze-painted in luster
Diameter: 45.7 cm
This early sixteenth-century Manises dish is among the most individualistic examples preserved in the DDFIA collection. It features a single leaping deer (or goat), whose general outlines have been incised into the ceramic body. Other incised wares with similarly large lions, bulls, birds, and rabbits are known to exist, but it was more common for the undersides of Manises dishes to be painted with oversized birds and animals.
"Dish" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus22;26;en
MWNF Working Number: US2 26