The Turkish city of Iznik was home to a flourishing ceramic industry during the age of the Ottoman sultan Süleyman the Magnificent (r. 1520-66). These magnets feature masterpieces of Iznik tilework and ceramics from the Ottoman era. As strong as they are small, these magnets are a movable gallery of favorites that’s functional as well as beautiful.
Includes 9 magnets in a resealable plastic case. Epoxy surface.
- Includes 9 magnets in a resealable plastic case
- Epoxy surface
Art HistoryUnder Süleyman (1494–1566), popularly known as "the Magnificent" or "the Lawmaker," the Ottoman empire reached the apogee of its military and political power. Süleyman's armies conquered Hungary, over which the Ottomans maintained control for over 150 years, and they advanced as far west as Vienna, threatening the Habsburgs. Along with geographic expansion, trade, economic growth, and tremendous cultural and artistic activity helped define the reign of Süleyman as a "Golden Age." Developments occurred in every field of the arts; however, those in calligraphy, manuscript painting, textiles, and ceramics were particularly significant.