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4. Stage

26 Mayıs 2012





1520 – 1530


Innovation seeking is intensity. Iznik pottery of this period, the contribution of the color palette, increadible turquoise (images 94,95,96). This color brings an extraordinary vitality to the objects.

Şah Kulu accepted to the palace during this period. Saz leaves begin to appear in the compositions at 1520. However, to reach a real event at 1540s. Details will be examine in Şah Kulu part.

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Wheel of fortune compositions began to be applied for the first time in Baba Nakkaş period. However, very few trials, and therefore those who transferred to the present day. Intensive application of this composition is in Kara Memi period. Researchers confused this motif as the symbols of weathercock on Map, Oceanography and Meteorology. There are many differences between look and see. For this reason (Period 3 Karamemi) section under the heading of Weathercock is discussed in very detailed comparison with the wheel of fortune. (images  88,410,411,412,413)

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Motifs in the center circle are “rumi”. The motif the inner surface from the center outward is “Wheel of fortune”.



Golden Horn Job

And the final composition of Baba Nakkaş period is the “Golden Horn Job – Golden Horn – Tuğrakeş – Helix Spiral” began to take a little adventure. 

 Originated in an application that has a unique composition of Baba Nakkaş in 1525s, slowly reveals itself. Combination of the Golden Horn called the General, Baba Nakkaş’s greatest gift to Iznik ceramics history. Craftsman who created this composition is not known.

However, the Golden Horn, known as the Golden Horn, is a very important geological construction look like horn at the beginning of bosphorus. This is a natural recess in the sea area where 500 years of a residential and valuable area of Istanbul, describe as gold. Golden Horn is the expression, these type of Iznik production, as though they were produced in Golden Horn. However some examples of Iznik ceramics found in the area, but it doesnot prove that they are produced in Golden Horn. Probably  Continue in the book………………….

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                   THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM              

     Ewer with a lid     

Circa 1530–35

Ewer  :      h.  22.4 cm      W. 18.9 cm     Max. Ø.  14 cm

Lid :      h.  4 cm       Ø. 8.7 cm