- Museum number
Bottle, polychrome glazed pottery; compressed globular form with a short vertical slightly raised collar and a tall everted neck with a pronounced torus moulding. It is painted in cobalt blue, green, black and bole red with real and imaginary animals including phoenixes, human-headed deer, a lion attacking a gazelle, partridges, canines, hares, jackals, a leopard, a wolf, a monkey and an owl all reserved against a green ground with rocks and grassy tufts. The collar with a frieze of undulating palmette scroll reserved on a bole red ground. The neck with a similar though more compressed design to the body with additional stiff petal panels above and below the torus moulding and with an upper band of cloud scroll.
- Production date
- 1560-1580 (circa)
Diameter: 18 centimetres (foot)
Diameter: 25.50 centimetres (max)
Height: 46.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Published as OA24 in a British Museum slide set entitled 'The Turkish Pottery of Iznik' and with a commentary by R. H. Pinder-Wilson (London 1975).
- On display (G43/dc1)
- Exhibition history
1977 London, BM, Animals in Art
- Firing crack to foot and base; neck broken twice above and below torus moulding and restored; some glaze and paint loss in areas of bole red.
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: OA24 (BM slide set number)