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Bowl: C.103-2019

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Fritware painted in blue and black under a transparent white glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a transparent white glaze.
Shape: carinated bowl with a plain rim and a slightly flaring foot ring base.
Interior: a radiating design comprises alternating black triangular panels, with incised epigraphic band and blue edging, and black feather like fronds reserved in blue.
Exterior: rim is painted in blue, on the neck a black band is inscribed with an epigraphy. On the body black water weeds are painted. Glaze runs over the surface covering the foot ring unevenly. The underside of the foot ring is covered with a thin glaze coating under which a triangular symbol is drawn in black.

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: 10.3 cm
Weight: 395 g
Width: 19.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

13th Century, Early
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black, blue)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue, black) glaze ( transparent, white)
Exterior composed of glaze ( transparent, white, runs over the surface covering the foot ring unevenly)
Rim Diameter 19.4 cm
Base Diameter 7.7 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a transparent white glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: inscription inscribed through black pigment, cursive Arabic script

  • Text: not transcribed
  • Location: Exterior rim
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: inscription inscribed through black pigment, cursive Arabic script

  • Text: not transcribed
  • Location: Interior body
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label

  • Text: '129'
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: painted in black under the glaze

  • Text: roughly drawn triangle, underlined
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.103-2019
Primary reference Number: 71082
Previous ID: AL.65-1948
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 27 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/71082 Accessed: 2024-02-26 12:33:15

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