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Name of Object:

Bowl with tuğra of Bayezid II

Location:

Athens, Greece

Holding Museum:

Benaki Museum

Date:

Hegira 885-917 / AD 1481-1512

Type of object:

Ottoman metalwork, silver

Museum Inventory Number:

EA 909

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Parcel-gilt silver

Dimensions:

Diameter 12.5 cm

Period / Dynasty:

Ottoman

Provenance:

Balkans

Description:

This hemispherical bowl has 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.

Citation of this web page:

 "Bowl with tuğra of Bayezid II" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;gr;Mus21;1;en&id=gold_and_silver

MWNF Working Number: GR 01

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