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Lady curtseying: OC.7-1946

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Grey earthenware, mould made curtseying female figure, covered in a white slip with traces of dark red, blue, black, and beige paint. The lady has long black hair which hangs down her back, and is knotted at the base of her neck. She wears a three layer robe that trumpets out at the bottom, and long inner sleeves cover her clasped hands. Her robe is made of richly decorated fabric which combines vermilion ribbons and floral designs on the lower skirt.

Degraded paint and slip, and tan residue is perhaps dirt and not paint. Major crack along sleeves.


History note: Bought from Yamanaka, November 1925

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight


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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Raphael, Oscar C.


Perhaps Northern Kei
Perhaps 386 - 535

Materials used in production

Slip coating

Techniques used in production

Slip painting

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.7-1946
Primary reference Number: 138408
Oscar Raphael: 79
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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