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Tile: C.566-1991

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Calcareous earthenware, with designs outlined in black slip and coloured with white, blue and turquoise pitted glaze and red brown slip, with small areas of gilding
Shape: pentagonal tile with slightly bevelled edges
Upper side: colours are separated by a thin black line of slip. A turquoise border frames a white palmette overlying a central gilded, polychrome rosette and pendant turquoise buds, all reserved in blue.
Under side: undecorated but with patches of plaster

Notes

History note: Probably 'From the tomb of the Grand-daughter of Tamerland A.D. 1445 see B. Museum'. H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.5 cm
Height: 16 cm
Weight: 720 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Late 14th Century - mid 15th century
Circa 1375 CE - 1450 CE

School or Style

Timurid

Components of the work

Upper Surface composed of slip ( black lines separate glaze colours) glaze ( blue, turquoise, white) gold leaf ( in discreet areas) slip ( red-brown)

Materials used in production

buff-coloured Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Calcareous earthenware, with designs outlined in black slip and coloured with white, blue and turquoise pitted glaze and red brown slip, with small areas of gilding

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label printed with a red line and serrated on the upper edge with faded, illegible inscription but probably the same as those on C.562-1991 and C.563-1991 which cite that they are from ‘From the tomb of the Grand-Daughter of Tamerlane A.D. 1445’

  • Location: Upper surface, bottom edge
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written in black (now faded)
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written directly onto clay surface

  • Text: 12789
  • Location: Underside
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.566-1991
Primary reference Number: 17556
Packing number: ISCER 559
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 10 November 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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