UnknownEarly 20th Century

Pera Museum

Pera Museum
Istanbul, Turkey

Plain rim, concave body, ring base. White paste, white slip, transparent glaze. Underglaze decoration in cobalt blue, turquoise, and manganese purple with black outlines. In the centre of the Seal of Solomon motif the word "Kıtmir" (the name of the dog of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus) is written in Arabic letters; the letters which emanate from the points of the star and form a circle around the edge of the plate reads, "Ashab-ı Kehf - Yemliha, Mekselina, Meslina, Memıuş, Debermuş, Sazmış, Keşfeştateymuş" (The Seven Spears, followed by their names). A white border encircles the rim.

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  • Title: Plate
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Early 20th Century
  • Physical Dimensions: w266 x h42 cm
  • Collection: Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Collection
  • Type: ceramic
  • Rights: Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Collection, Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation
  • External Link: Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Collection