29. Iznik 17th – Male Figure B

Iznik 17th - Private Collection Athens Greece

Dish from Iznik with a male figure (second half of the 17th century, c.1650-1675). The man is dressed in strange clothes, smokes a pipe and holds a double axe, while a dog is frolicking at his feet. Figurative depictions on Iznik ceramics at the end of the 16th and first half of the 17th century were inspired by the popular imagery of miniature costume albums. The appearance of these brutish figures (as in the plate) from the mid-17th century marks a period during which the Iznik potters followed their own imagining.

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