7. Kutahya Plate – John the Baptist’s Death

Kutahya 18th - San Lazzaro Venice

Armenian plate (Kutahya) dated from 18th century. Soldier holding a charger with John the Baptist’s head in front of Salome, daughter of Herod the Great.
Armenian pottery flourished in Kutahya (a city in western Asia Minor) with the first dated pieces to go back to the early 16th century. However, Kutahya reached its peak as a pottery center in the 18th century due to the important orders from mosques and churches.

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