28. Iznik 17th – Male Figure A

Iznik 17th - Private Collection Athens Greece

Polychrome painted dish with a male figure from the twilight period of the Ottoman ceramics industry in Iznik (second half of the 17th century, c.1650-1675). The area around the man is filled with flowers. The first evidence of figurative depictions on Iznik ceramics, is provided by fragments of a tankard from the 1530s and also by a dish with a man’s portrait a few years later. From then until the 1590s, human figures are absent in Iznik pottery.

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