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Bowl: C.81-2019

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware coated in a white glaze painted in lustre

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted with lustre.
Shape: carinated bowl with a slightly everted rim, sits on a high flaring foot ring.
Interior:On the upper body an inscription is painted in lustre and framed by lustre bands. On the body, a donkey bearing a howda, which carries a woman, is painted in lustre and in surrounded by birds in silhouette, split palmettes and dots. Glaze doesn't cover the surface completely leaving two small areas uncovered in the centre.
Exterior: linear lustre arabesques are painted in panels and framed by concentric lines of lustre. Glaze covers the surface to the foot ring, leaving the rim uncovered and a thin coverage on the underside.

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: 7.4 cm
Weight: 469 g
Width: 19.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ central Asia

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th Century, Late
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1199 CE

Note

Miniature style

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Interior composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white, two small areas uncovered in the centre)
Exterior Body composed of oxide colours ( lustre)
Exterior composed of glaze ( white, covers the surface to the foot ring, leaving the rim uncovered and a thin coverage on the underside)
Rim Diameter 19.6 cm
Base Diameter 7.7 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted with lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: painted in lustre

  • Location: Interior rim
  • Method of creation: Hand painted
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: black paper rectangular label

  • Text: 60
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: white paper rectangular label

  • Text: 35
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.81-2019
Primary reference Number: 71074
Previous ID: AL.54-1948
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 February 2024 Last processed: Wednesday 14 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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