Iznik Pottery and Tiles in the Calouste Gulbenkian Collection
Maria D'Orey Capucho Queiroz Ribeiro
- Stunning selection of 80 examples of Iznik pottery from a world-renowned collection
- Includes superb reproductions of the magnificent ceramic tile panels
After more than 20 years since the Gulbenkian’s Iznik pottery catalogue was published comes this book celebrating the impressive decorative repertoire; the great diversity, quantity and quality of Ottoman ceramic-ware gathered by Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian. This publication is based on a selection of 80 representative objects from the early 16th century to the 17th century, when the industry entered its decline. After a brief history of the collection, the first part introduces the various types of ware according to their decoration, in broadly chronological order. The second part, which is dedicated to tiles, deals with large panels, frieze and border tiles, most of which are on permanent display in the Museum.
Maria d’Orey Capucho Queiroz Ribeiro has been Curator of the Department of Islamic Arts at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum since 1996.