33. Iznik Plate – Female Figure

Iznik 17th - Benaki Museum Athens Greece

Dish from Iznik with a female figure (first half of the 17th century). The woman wears a long green belted dress, a blouse with blue sleeves, white trousers, red shoes and a colourful tall hat. She holds a bouquet with three red tulips. Flowers on thin curved stems fill the area around her. The rim shows a standardised Chinese motif of waves and rocks. This human figure is more elegant than the brutish figures which began to appear in Iznik pottery from the mid 17th century.

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