Ottoman / Dish / last quarter of 16th centuryOttoman
last quarter of 16th century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Ottoman
Creator Dates/Places: Turkey
Creator Name-CRT: Ottoman
Title: Dish
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1575
Creation End Date: 1599
Creation Date: last quarter of 16th century
Creation Place: Iznik
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Composite body, painted and glazed
Dimensions: H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm), Diam. 11 1/2 in. (28.5 cm)
Description: The animals on this dish, some more recognizable than others, may derive from representations on Seljuq metalwork. The central design is, in effect, a painted menagerie, an approach not often attempted by Iznik potters before around 1570. Another group of animals pursue one another on the rim of the dish. The bold effect of the bright green ground is heightened by the potter's decision to leave the cavetto blank, in essence providing breathing room for the composition.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 1979.412
Credit Line: Purchase, Richard S. Perkins Gift and Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art, 1979
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art . All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.1979.412
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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