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Dick Osseman | all galleries >> KŁtahya pictures - Turkey > Kutahya june 2008 1812.jpg
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Kutahya june 2008 1812.jpg
18-JUL-2008

Kutahya june 2008 1812.jpg

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This is rather curious in that the subject is Christian. Only recently did I read that in KŁtahya, amongst undoubtedly other groups, there lived Armenian Christian families. I know this now because of a fascinating book by prof. Nurith Kenaan-Kedar "The Armenian Ceramics of Jerusalem" in which the lifes and products of three families is described: Ohannessian, Balian and Karakashian, members of which - natives of KŁtahya - had been commissioned by the British Mandatory Administration to renovate tiles of the Dome of the Rock. This project was not followed through, but they stayed in Jerusalem and produced lots of works that look strikingly similar to what I know from KŁtahya "Iznik", but this time often used in Armenian churches.


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