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Figurine: C.41-2019

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware coated in a turquoise glaze

Fritware, mould made, coated in a turquoise glaze
Shape: seated lion, slightly lop sided, seated on a rectangular plinth.
Decoration: facial features and mane are moulded; a splash of blue is present on the rear left hand leg. Glaze covers the surface unevenly, particularly on the lower front legs and plinth.

Notes

History note: Found at Gurgan

Legal notes

Accepted by HM Government under the Cultural Gifts Scheme from the Ades Family and allocated to the Fitzwilliam, 2019

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.4 cm
Length: 18.8 cm
Weight: 856 g
Width: 9.4 cm

Relative size of this object

18.8 cm19.4 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2019-07-01) by Ades Family

Dating

Late 12th or early 13th century
Circa 1150 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Materials used in production

turquoise, covers the surface unevenly, particularly on the lower front legs and plinth Glaze
Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, coated in a turquoise glaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label

  • Text: 50
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of plinth)
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular black paper label

  • Text: 13
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of plinth)
  • Method of creation: Printed in white
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.41-2019
Primary reference Number: 71052
Previous ID: AL.20-1948
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 February 2022 Last processed: Thursday 17 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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