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Tile: C.14-1982

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware decorated with coloured with glazes that are separated by black slip

Calcareous earthenware, mould made, designs outlined with black slip and coloured with white, blue, brown, yellow, green and turquoise glaze
Shape: triangular fragment with bevelled edges
Upper surface: partial polychrome foliage design
Lower surface: undecorated, with remains of plaster adhered.


History note: From the mosque of the Theological College (Madrasa Madar-i-Shah) at Isfahan. Acquired by the donor in 1964.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J.C. Burkhill

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.5 cm
Height: 12.7 cm
Weight: 323 g
Width: 17.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Isfahan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982-04-26) by Burkill, J. C., Mrs


18th Century, Early#
Circa 1706 - Circa 1714

School or Style

Safavid (1501-1738)

Components of the work

Upper Surface composed of slip ( black, used to separate glaze colours) glaze ( blue, turquoise, green and yellow glazes)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Calcareous earthenware, mould made, designs outlined with black slip and coloured with white, blue, brown, yellow, green and turquoise glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14-1982
Primary reference Number: 17505
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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