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Fritware bowl with mounted horseman

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An image of Bowl. Islamic pottery, Minai. Unknown potter, central Asia, probably Kashan. Shape: hemispherical bowl with collared neck, sits on a low foot ring. Interior: the rim is painted with a blue dentilated pattern. On the neck and around the edge of the roundel, a kufic inscription is outlined in black and reserved in blue. On the body pairs of opposed, gesticulating male figures wear blue, purple or green patterned robes with gilding and red, purple or blue hats. Green tear-drop cartouche adorned with blue or red circles separate the pairs of figures. On the base, a mounted horseman, dressed in purple robes, rides a blue dappled horse and supports two hawks. Exterior: the rim is painted blue, on the neck a naskh inscription is painted in black. Glaze covers the exterior surface evenly except the underside of the foot ring. Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white glaze painted in six colours and gilded. Height, whole, 8 cm, diameter, rim, 18.8 cm, diameter, base, 6.8 cm, weight 336 g, circa 1170-circa 1220. Seljuk.

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Bowl. Islamic pottery, Minai. Unknown potter, central Asia, probably Kashan. Shape: hemispherical bowl with collared neck, sits on a low foot ring. Interior: the rim is painted with a blue dentilated pattern. On the neck and around the edge of the roundel, a kufic inscription is outlined in black and reserved in blue. On the body pairs of opposed, gesticulating male figures wear blue, purple or green patterned robes with gilding and red, purple or blue hats. Green tear-drop cartouche adorned with blue or red circles separate the pairs of figures. On the base, a mounted horseman, dressed in purple robes, rides a blue dappled horse and supports two hawks. Exterior: the rim is painted blue, on the neck a naskh inscription is painted in black. Glaze covers the exterior surface evenly except the underside of the foot ring. Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white glaze painted in six colours and gilded. Height, whole, 8 cm, diameter, rim, 18.8 cm, diameter, base, 6.8 cm, weight 336 g, circa 1170-circa 1220. Seljuk.

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  • Accession Number: C.144-1935
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 860 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 683.12kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 19/1

Key words

12th Century 13th Century AD animal animals birds birds of prey blue bowl cartouche costume equestrian figures Fitz_AA fritware gilded gilding gilt glazed gold hats hawk hawking hawks horseback horseman horses Iranian Islamic Kashan Kashan Style Minai minai'i ware overglaze pottery rider riding a horse robes Seljuk Seljuq Dynasty stonepaste thrown wheel thrown

Colours in this image

rgb(159,157,152), rgb(78,71,64), rgb(210,203,184), rgb(76,89,100), rgb(215,213,206), rgb(116,110,98), rgb(187,188,188), rgb(106,121,133), rgb(95,83,84), rgb(126,115,116), rgb(194,204,191)

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