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Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
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.
Asian; Anatolian; Ottoman
last quarter of 16th century
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Composite body, painted and glazed
H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm), Diam. 11 1/2 in. (28.5 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York
Purchase, Richard S. Perkins Gift and Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art, 1979
Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art . All rights reserved.
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