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Tile: C.58-2007

Object information

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Potter: Unknown




Fritware, moulded and coated in a turquoise glaze

Fritware with moulded decoration on the upper surface, which is also coated in a turquoise glaze.
Shape: rectangular tile with flat edges
Upper surface: a floriated frieze occupies the upper quarter. The lower section depicts an elephant followed by a large quadruped, possibly a horse with rider) over a foliated background and above a narrow ridge. Glaze runs from the upper surface over the edges.
Lower surface: undecorated except for drips of glaze from the upper surface


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by P.H.D.S. Wikramaratna in memory of his brother Professor P.H. Diananda

Measurements and weight

Depth: 3.2 cm
Height: 22.7 cm
Weight: 1965 cm
Width: 24.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-11-19) by Wikramaratna, P. H. D. S.


20th Century, Early?
Circa 1900 CE - Circa 1950 CE

Components of the work

Underside composed of glaze ( turquoise, a few splashes)
Edges composed of glaze ( turquoise, runs down the sides in drips)
Upper Surface composed of glaze ( turquoise)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware with moulded decoration on the upper surface, which is also coated in a turquoise glaze.
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.58-2007
Primary reference Number: 163290
Entry form number: 976
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 June 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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