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Jug: C.107-2019

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware, coated in a white glaze painted in lustre

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white, slightly pitted glaze painted in lustre
Shape: carinated body on a flaring foot, a collared neck and plain rim. Strap handle with thumb rest attached to the body and rim.
Exterior: all decoration is painted in lustre. On the neck, a pseudo calligraphic inscription is framed by concentric bands. On the upper body, a frieze of mounted horsemen are separated by chequer board trees and dotted scrolling vines, on the lower body sketchy arabesques are framed by concentric bands. On the handle a pseudo calligraphic inscription is framed by lustre panels. Glaze covers the surface unevenly on the collared neck; it terminates on the lower body and foot ring where it pools slightly.
Interior: the rim is painted with a concentric band above a pseudo calligraphic inscription on the neck. Glaze covers the entire surface.

Notes

History note: Found at Gurgan

Legal notes

Accepted by HM Government under the Cultural Gifts Scheme from the Ades Family and allocated to the Fitzwilliam, 2019

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.5 cm
Weight: 385 g
Width: 14 cm

Relative size of this object

14 cm12.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ central Asia

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2019-07-01) by Ades Family

Dating

Late 12th Century
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1199 CE

Note

Miniature style

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white, covers the surface unevenly on the collared neck; it terminates on the lower body and foot ring where it pools slightly) Interior Rim composed of oxide colours ( lustre) Interior composed of glaze ( white, covers entire surface) Base Diameter 6.6 cm
Rim Diameter 9.3 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white, slightly pitted glaze painted in lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: black rectangular paper label

  • Text: 74
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Printed in white
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: white rectangular paper label

  • Text: 27
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.107-2019
Primary reference Number: 140044
Previous ID: AL.13-1976
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 February 2022 Last processed: Thursday 17 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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