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Bowl with the tuğra of Bayezid II

Unknown1481/1512

Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
Athens, Greece

Hemispherical silver bowl with a facetted honeycomb cavetto and a rivet in the centre showing where a disc was once attached. The underside is engraved with elongated split leaves found on late 15th century illuminations and Iznik ware. One of the cells is stamped with the tuğra of Bayezid II, the earliest known monogram of a sultan which serves as a control stamp guaranteeing the purity of the silver. From the Balkans, late 15th-early 16th c. D 12.5 cm. (ΕΑ_909)

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