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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, potter, Anatolia, Iznik

Category:

fritware (stonepaste)

Name(s):

tile
Islamic pottery; category
Iznik; category

Date:

circa 1575 circa 1599

School/Style:

Ottoman

Period:

late 16th Century

Description(s):

fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze
fritware, mould made, painted in red slip, emerald green, blue and black under a colourless glaze
Shape: roughly square tile with bevelled edges
Upper surface: two confronted green parrots perch on either side of a blue vase containing a red carnation and blue hyacinth sprays. The birds are framed by polychrome floral sprays and arching saz leaves.
Lower side: undecorated.

Technique(s):

moulding; whole
painting underglaze; upper surface; red slip, emerald green, blue and black
glazing (coating); upper surface; colourless

Material(s):

fritware; whole
pigments; upper surface; red slip, emerald green, blue and black
glaze; upper surface; colourless

Technique
Description:

fritware, mould made, painted in red slip, emerald green, blue and black under a colourless glaze

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 25.4, cm
width, whole, 24.8, cm
depth, whole, 1.7, cm
weight, whole, 1511, g

Acquisition:

given; 1933-06-15; de Pass, Alfred A.

Acquisition Credit:

given by Alfred A. de Pass

Documentation:

1994. Where I Live.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 7
Publ. Cambridge University Press, Pupil's Book Section 'Where I Live', p. 7, 1994

Atil, E.. 1973. Freer Gallery of Art Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition. III Ceramics from the World of Islam.Washington: Smithsonian Institution
Cf. identical tile see catalogue number 88 (p. 190-1). Ref. on similar examples in Benaki Museum, Athens, Art Museum of the Ukranian Academy of Sciences in Kiev and the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan

Atasoy, Nurhan. Raby, Julian. Petsopoulos, Yanni. 1989. Iznik : the Pottery of Ottoman Turkey.London: Alexandria Press
Cf. hexagonal tile with ducks and saz leaves see catalogue number 225 (p. 134). Ref.

Maury, Charlotte. 2008. Iznik, Ottoman ceramics and tiles.Valencia: Bancaja Foundation
Source Title: Three Empires of Islam: Istanbul, Isfahan, Delhi. Masterpieces of the Louvre Collection(2008)
p. 200-329
Cf. near identical tile see catalogue number 105 (p. 296-7). Ref. on Iznik

Accession:

Object Number: C.139-1933
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 17585; input: 2000-12-18; modified: 2012-10-15)

(Picture Cabinet reference : 701741)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/17585





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