Mosque lamp, made of blue glazed pottery. The lamp has a flattened sub-globular body with a curved shoulder and tall trumpet neck, standing on a low splayed foot-ring with three small pierced lugs for suspension. It is painted in tones of cobalt blue with composite chinoisérie lotuses on scrolling foliate stems above a band of cable ornament and an arcade of stylized palmettes which can be read both as white palmettes on a blue ground or blue palmettes on a white ground. The shoulder with a band of stiff lappets. The neck with a two-tiered inscription in foliated pseudo-Kufic reserved against a brushed cobalt ground between cable bands. The base with a central rosette in a double line medallion.
- 1510 (circa)
- Made in: Iznik
- (Asia,Turkey,Marmara Region,Bursa (province),Iznik)
- Height: 21.9 centimetres
- Diameter: 15.8 centimetres (max)
- Diameter: 8.6 centimetres (foot)
- Diameter: 16.8 centimetres (rim)
2016 5 year loan PROMISED
Two glaze chips to foot; minor glaze chips to rim.
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Object reference number: RRM10006
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