The “Orthodox” plate: an Islamic fusion?
I discovered this remarkable plate in a retro/antique shop in the beachside town of Rosebud (Victoria, Australia). I had never seen such a unique piece before and was even more astounded by its imagery (see below). Then I began to wonder: what style was it and was it Orthodox inspired? Unfortunately I could not directly trace the origin of the plate. The shop owners had no clue and the company logo, stamped on the back of the plate, was covered with an adhesive ring-pad so it