Arts of the Islamic World
Shared motifs and designs in the art of diverse cultures along the Silk Route
provide some of the most visible evidence of cultural transmission between
China and the Islamic world. Through trade, tribute, gift exchange, and the
spread of religions such as Buddhism, Manichaeism, Judaism, Christianity,
and Islam, imagery associated with one artistic tradition was often adapted
or incorporated in another cultural context.
A blue-and-white Iranian dish with Chinese cloud collar motifs illustrates how motifs evolved or were reinterpreted. The blue-and-white inspiration from China underwent several transformations in Iran as well as in the
Ottoman Empire, where designs were combined with new colors and motifs to
create the celebrated Iznik style of ceramics.
Ceramic; stone paste, painted in blue and turquoise under a transparent colorless glaze
2 5/16 x 11 7/16 in. (5.8 x 29 cm)
Diameter at foot: 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)
Thickness of rim: 3/16 in. (0.5 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Museum Collection Fund
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact email@example.com
Dish, 18th century. Ceramic; stone paste, painted in blue and turquoise under a transparent colorless glaze, 2 5/16 x 11 7/16 in. (5.8 x 29 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 11.32. Creative Commons-BY
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.