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Bowl: C.49-2019

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware coated in a white glaze painted in blue, turquoise and lustre

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted under the glaze with blue and turquoise and over the glaze with lustre.
Shape: biconical bowl with plain rim, sits on a foot ring
Interior: on the upper body a lustre band, enclosed by lines of blue, is inscribed with naskh script. On the body, a frieze of lustre inscriptions alternate with rosettes painted in blue and lustre. In the roundel, the surface is divided into panels by a central blue rosette and radiating half arabesques. The panels contain palmettes and half palmettes reserved on a lustred ground incised with scrolls.
Exterior: the rim is painted with a band above a naskh inscription, both in lustre. On the body, a kufic inscription is reserved in lustre and enclosed by blue bands; a further lustre band is painted above the foot ring. Glaze terminates unevenly on the foot ring; a thin clear glaze is present on the underside 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: 9.8 cm
Weight: 466 g
Width: 22 cm

Relative size of this object

22 cm9.8 cm What does this represent?

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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

Note

Kashan style

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Interior composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white) Exterior Body composed of oxide colours ( lustre) Exterior composed of glaze ( white, terminates unevenly on the foot ring; a thin clear glaze is present on the underside of the foot ring) Rim Diameter 22 cm
Base Diameter 9.3 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted under the glaze with blue and turquoise and over the glaze with lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: painted in lustre or incised through a lustre band

  • Location: Exterior rim, interior body
  • Method of creation: Painted, incised
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: painted in lustre

  • Location: Exterior body
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: black rectangular paper label

  • Text: 90
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Printed in white
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: white rectangular paper label

  • Text: 18
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.49-2019
Primary reference Number: 71090
Previous ID: AL.74-1948
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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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/71090 Accessed: 2022-08-08 22:57:18

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