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Bowl: C.91-2019

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, pierced and incised under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, pierced and incised under a turquoise glaze
Shape: conical bowl with gently concave sides, a plain rim, sits on a low foot ring.
Interior: incised with two concentric lines on the upper body between which scrolling lines are incised and pierced.
Exterior: piercing from the interior visible on the exterior surface. Glaze runs over the surface terminating on the lower body.


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: 7 g
Weight: 158 g
Width: 14.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Iran ⪼ Central Asia

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Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century, Late-13th Century, Early#
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glazing (coating) ( turquoise)
Interior composed of glazing (coating) ( turquoise)
Rim Diameter 14.8 cm
Base Diameter 5.5 cm
Interior Body

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, pierced and incised under a turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label, print in black

  • Text: 59
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: black rectangular label

  • Text: 9
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.91-2019
Primary reference Number: 71068
Previous ID: AL.4-1983
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 February 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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