- Museum number
Bowl; blue underglaze pottery; hemispherical form with steep sides forming a deep interior, supported on a moulded profiled foot. It is painted in tones of underglaze cobalt blue with, on the interior, a central roundel enclosing rumi arabesques on a cobalt ground surrounded by a dense scrolling arabesque of stylized palmette fragments, cloud bands, rosettes and knotted cartouches all reserved on a brushed cobalt ground below a double line border. The exterior with a continuous band of Naskh below the rim reserved against foliate scrolls. Below, a wider scrolling band of composite rosettes with snailshell centres shown alternately full-face and in profile on a white ground. The foot with a reserved foliate band fringed on its lower edge with trefoil darts and with a band of curved vertical flutes above. The base with cloud bands about a central rosette.
- Production date
- 1510-1520 (circa)
Diameter: 16.50 centimetres (foot)
Diameter: 42.30 centimetres
Height: 23.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Published as OA13 (with a detail as OA14) in a British Museum slide set entitled 'The Turkish Pottery of Iznik' and with a commentary by R. H. Pinder-Wilson (London 1975).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2007 9 Mar-10 Jun, Beijing, The Palace Museum, 'Britain Meets the World: 1714-1830'
2004 7 Jan-7 Apr, Kuala Lumpur, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, 'Mightier than the Sword'
2003 22 Mar-25 May, University of Melbourne, Ian Potter Museum of Art, 'Mightier than the Sword'
- Pierced together from fragments with some make-up; small kiln scar in the centre of the interior.
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: OA13 (BM slide set number)
Miscellaneous number: OA14 (BM slide set number)