Skip to main content

Bowl: C.82-2019

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

Entities

  • Bowl
  • Category: Islamic pottery
  • Category: underglaze painted ware

Categories

Description

Fritware painted in black and blue under a transparent white glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in black and blue under a transparent white glaze
Shape: bi-conical bowl with a plain rim, sits on a low foot ring
Interior: a radiating design comprises alternating black and blue bands with epigraphy (incised through the pigment) and black feather like fronds reserved in blue. A black bird and spandrel fillers are painted between the radiating arms.
Exterior: black water weeds are painted on the body. The glaze covers the surface and runs unevenly over the base and covers the underside with the exception of the rim of the foot ring.

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 cm
Weight: 378 g
Width: 22.4 cm

Relative size of this object

22.4 cm10 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.

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( transparent, white)
Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( transparent, white, covers the surface and runs unevenly over the base and covers the underside with the exception of the rim of the foot ring)
Rim Diameter 22.4 cm
Base Diameter 8.5 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: inscribed on the black radiating panels in cursive script

  • Text: not transcribed
  • Location: Interior radiating panels
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label

  • Text: "96"
  • Location: Exterior base, underside of foot ring
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: black rectangular paper label

  • Text: "23"
  • Location: Exterior base, underside of foot ring
  • Method of creation: Printed in white
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.82-2019
Primary reference Number: 71084
Previous ID: AL.67-1948
Stable URI

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

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/71084 Accessed: 2022-12-09 07:15:53

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/71084 |title=Bowl |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-12-09 07:15:53|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-71084

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Bowl

Accession Number: E.P.467

Bowl

Accession Number: E.P.240

Bowl

Accession Number: E.P.260

Wooden Bowl

Accession Number: E.277.1932

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...