Circa: 1900 – 1920’s
Size: 7 ½ ″ – 19 cm on each side
TURKEY ANATOLIAN – KUTAHYA triangle ceramic with classical period Ottoman Cintamani motifs. After well-known Iznik ceramic production slowed down at the end of 17th century, Kutahya school followed the tradition in its own style using many similar designs and colors. The three spots were a Buddhist symbol brought to the West by the Mongols in the 12th century, later adopted by Tamerlane, and so featured on his coins. The stripes have a long symbolic history in many cultures, including that of the Turks, as suggesting tiger skins, a symbol of might and power. The three spots can refer to leopard spots as well, another skin frequently depicted as a symbol of power in Persian and Ottoman painting. With its rich history and suggestive meanings, the combination of spots and stripes as a magical motif became a rich and strong symbol, of frequent appearance in the Ottoman decorative arts. Scholars today have dubbed the design “cintamani” in deference to the name of the sacred jewel of Buddhist iconography, and as a possible inspiration for the three spots motif that was first adopted by the Mongols and then by the Ottomans.
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