15 October 2002
AN IZNIK POTTERY TILE
Ottoman Turkey, circa 1580
Divided into two registers, the large with white ground painted in two shades of blue together with red and turquoise with bold palmettes and feathery leaves, the upper register with a cobalt-blue border of rosettes linked by interlaced tulip sprays, slight chipping around edges, one area of small surface chipping, a couple of small retouched glaze chips
10 1/8 (25.8cm.) sq.
Nasli M. Heeramaneck, donated by Joan Palevsky
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Pal, Pratapaditya (ed.): Islamic Art, the Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, Los Angeles, 1973, no.123, p.66 (not illustrated).
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