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Hanging ornament

Hanging ornament

  • Place of origin:

    Kütahya (made)
    Turkey

  • Date:

    about 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, polychrome painted and glazed

  • Museum number:

    143-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 28, shelf 7

Physical description

Hanging ornament of fritware, egg-shaped, painted with Seraphims (six winged angels) and crosses under a clear glaze.

Place of Origin

Kütahya (made)
Turkey

Date

about 1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware, polychrome painted and glazed

Dimensions

Length: 7.3 cm

Historical context note

Egg-shaped ornament such as this one were hung on chains from which oil lamps were suspended in churches and mosques.

Descriptive line

Hanging ornament, fritware with polychrome painted with seraphim, Turkey (Kütahya), about 1750.

Labels and date

Three oranments for suspension in a church.
142-1885 (from Kutahia), 1591-1888, 143-1885. []

Production Note

Inventory record

Materials

Fritware; Glaze

Techniques

Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Seraphim; Crosses (motifs); Angel

Categories

Ceramics; Christianity

Collection

Middle East Section

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