Skip to main content

Lady curtseying: OC.7-1946

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

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.

Notes

History note: Bought from Yamanaka, November 1925

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

32.8

At the moment, this record does not display units or type of measurements. We will rectify this as soon as possible.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Perhaps Northern Kei
Perhaps 386 - 535

Materials used in production

Slip coating
Pigment
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Unglazed
Slip painting

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.7-1946
Primary reference Number: 138408
Oscar Raphael: 79
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Lady curtseying" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/138408 Accessed: 2022-09-28 11:17:07

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/138408 |title=Lady curtseying |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-09-28 11:17:07|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-138408

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Unknown Lady

Accession Number: 3883

Unknown Lady

Accession Number: 3868

Una

Accession Number: C.1015-2016

Lady Northampton

Accession Number: 1858

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...