DISH WITH FLORAL MOTIFS - Aga Khan Museum
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Classification
Ceramic, Mosaic

Object name
Dish With Floral Motifs

Geography
Turkey

Period
Ottoman, circa 1575-80 CE

Dynasty
Ottoman

Materials and technique
Stonepaste body, polychrome underglaze painting on opaque white glaze

Dimensions
Ø 31 cm

Accession number
AKM00685

Description

Flowers were a beloved part of the popular and court culture of many Islamic dynasties. They can also be seen as symbols of the heavenly garden. Ottoman court designers developed an enduring floral decorative style in the sixteenth century that became the state style for all Ottoman arts, from architectural tilework and ceramics to textiles, metalwork and arts of the book. Based on a floral repertoire of tulips, carnations, rosebuds, hyacinth and palmettes with serrated saz leaves, this style reached its height in ceramic production at Iznik during the second half of the sixteenth century. The addition to the classic palette (blue, turquoise, emerald green) of a brilliant red which stands in raised relief is a result of technical advances in the mid sixteenth century and characterises the best Ottoman ceramics from the last quarter of the sixteenth century.

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