Kutahya Plates 18th c – Samos Island Greece

Kutahya 18th - Samos Island Greece

Kütahya plates of the 18th century, embedded in the dome of Saint Matrona’s church in the village of Pano Vathi in Samos Island (Aegean Greece). During the building of churches, it was very common among the Christian populations to decorate them with dishes and tiles from Iznik, Kütahya, Çanakkale, Italy and other European countries. Because of this, some excellent examples of Ottoman and European pottery have been survived on the walls of the Orthodox churches and monasteries. Unfortunately, many of these ceramics suffer serious damages from the passage of time, people’s ignorance and natural elements. For this reason it is important to protect and preserve them (photo by Ceramopolis).

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