An Ottoman gilt and polychrome painted wood Ceiling Panel Turkey, probably 17th Century
Lot 87W
An Ottoman gilt and polychrome painted wood Ceiling Panel Turkey, probably 17th Century
£15,000 - 20,000
US$ 23,000 - 31,000

Lot Details
An Ottoman gilt and polychrome painted wood Ceiling Panel
Turkey, probably 17th Century
hexagonal, with a central six-pointed star surrounded by further stars and polygonal sections forming an overall rosette design, the stars with bosses, the central element with a pendant of tulip form, decorated in gilt and polychrome with floral sprays, interlacing floral vines and a band of diamond-shaped panels
150 cm. diam.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Sotheby's, Arts of the Islamic World, 9 April 2008, lot 299.

    Geometric interlace as a design feature is more readily associated with Qur'an illumination of the Mamluk period. The Ottoman period, however, transfered this design onto other media. A blue and white pottery mosque lamp in the British Museum (OA.1983.22) features roundels containing overlaid stars, while the talismanic shirt of Cem Sultan in the Topkapi Sarayi Museum (13/1404)contains a painted geometric roundel in gilt and cobalt blue containing inscriptions from the Qur'an (D. Roxburgh ed., Turks, London, 2005, nos. 340 and 257). For other examples of Ottoman wood architecture displaying the same carved features see O. Aslanapa, ,Turkish Art and Architecture, London, 1971, pl. 249, p. 331). Similar hexagonal ceiling panels sold at Christie's, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 31 March, 2007, Lot 149 and Sotheby's, 9 April 2008, lot 299.
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