Object Name: Dish
Date: ca. 1575–90
Geography: Made in Turkey, Iznik
Medium: Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze
Dimensions: H. 2 3/8 in.
Diam. of rim: 11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of James J. Rorimer in appreciation of Maurice Dimand's curatorship, 1933–1959, 1959
Accession Number: 59.69.1
Hidden within the tangle of carnation, tulip, and hyacinth stems on this colorful plate perch two small birds. Such flowers, sometimes in combination with birds, were pervasive decorative elements on Iznik pottery of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.