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Beaker: OC.4-1946

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Burnished black pottery beaker with large open worked handles in the form of bird headed dragons. The body is decorated with wheel made rings and two bands, of zigzag patters, in black slip on a grey ground, at the neck and base. Fine grey biscuit.

Notes

History note: Bought Eumorpoulos sale Sotheby’s 28th May 1940 Lot 3.

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.5 cm
Width: 27 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

Period of the Warring States (481-221 BC)
Circa -0481 - -0221

Materials used in production

Ground colour
Slip coating
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Unglazed
Slip coating

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.4-1946
Primary reference Number: 179596
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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