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Tile: C.14-1982

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

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.

Notes

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

Relative size of this object

17.4 cm12.7 cm2.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Isfahan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 18th Century
Circa 1706 - Circa 1714

School or Style

Safavid

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

Earthenware

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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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 10 November 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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