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Name of Object:

Tray with Oriental landscape


Madrid, Spain

Holding Museum:

National Museum of Romanticism

Holding Institution (original language):

Museo Nacional del Romanticismo


19th century

Type of object:

Decorative Arts; Porcelain

Museum Inventory Number:


Material(s) / Technique(s):

Moulded; enamelled, painted and gilded earthenware


27 x 27 x 2,3 cm


Following the Turkish style, this tray is depicted with an Orientalist landscape that might be related to the Greek war of independence. Thus, the man in the left is dressed in the Greek skirt called fustanela, wearied to fight against the Ottoman Empire. The different clothes of the man turning his back in the right side may be identified with those of a Turkish warrior or Janizary.


Citation of this web page:

Isabel Ortega Fernández "Tray with Oriental landscape" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2019. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;es;46;en&id=porcelain

Prepared by: Isabel Ortega Fernández

MWNF Working Number: SP 046

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