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Wide bowl, by Mo Abbaro

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An image of Studio Ceramics. Wide Bowl. Abbaro, Mo (b. Sudan, 1935-2016). Large hemispherical bowl with base flattened on the outside. Decorated inside and out, mainly in earth colours: green, browns and blue. Irregular patches of coloured slip applied over each other; on exterior some applied through a mesh and small areas of unpainted clay near the base; on interior the surface scratched with sgraffito lines. Matt surface. Underside unpainted. Porcelain and ‘T material’, thrown, painted with coloured slips, and decorated with sgraffito. Height 17 cm, diameter 39 cm, 1985.

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Studio Ceramics. Wide Bowl. Abbaro, Mo (b. Sudan, 1935-2016). Large hemispherical bowl with base flattened on the outside. Decorated inside and out, mainly in earth colours: green, browns and blue. Irregular patches of coloured slip applied over each other; on exterior some applied through a mesh and small areas of unpainted clay near the base; on interior the surface scratched with sgraffito lines. Matt surface. Underside unpainted. Porcelain and ‘T material’, thrown, painted with coloured slips, and decorated with sgraffito. Height 17 cm, diameter 39 cm, 1985.

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  • Accession Number: C.1-2019
  • © The estate of Mo Abbaro. Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 768 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 89.95kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2019:03:25 09:58:52

Key words

20th Century bowl ceramics Fitz_AA hemispherical Mo Abbaro porcelain sgraffito slip slipware spherical studio ceramics Sudanese thrown vessel

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