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Bowl: C.84-2019

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware, coated in a white glaze painted in red, grey, blue, turquoise, flesh tones and black

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted in red, grey, blue, turquoise, flesh tones and black.
Shape: bi-conical bowl with a plain rim, sits on a foot ring
Interior: the rim is painted with a dentailated pattern in grey. On the neck a floriated kufic inscription is reserved in red, turquoise and grey. On the body a frieze of tear-drop medallions containing split palmettes reserved in turquoise alternate with arabesques reserved in grey and blue. The roundel on the base is enclosed by a further frieze of small medallions, containing palmettes reserved in green or grey, separated by red lozenges. Within the roundel, mounted on a blue horse, a rider wears a red and green robe and headdress; all encircled by a frond with red blue and turquoise leaves.
Exterior: the rim is painted with a turquoise concentric line. On the body, a grey lozenge pattern, dotted with red and turquoise, encloses a kufic inscription floriated with red and separated by turquoise medallions containing red stylised birds. Glaze terminates unevenly on 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: 9.9 cm
Weight: 397 g
Width: 20.2 cm

Relative size of this object

20.2 cm9.9 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 12th or 13th century
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( grey, red, turquoise, black) glaze ( white, terminates unevenly on the foot ring)
Interior composed of pigment ( red, grey, blue, turquoise, flesh tones and black) glaze ( white)
Rim Diameter 20.2 cm
Base Diameter 8 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted in red, grey, blue, turquoise, flesh tones and black

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: floriated kufic inscription outlined in black and reserved in red, turquoise and grey

  • Location: Interior neck
  • Method of creation: Hand painted
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: painted in turquoise and outlined in black, floriated with red

  • Location: Exterior body
  • Method of creation: Hand painted
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: white rectangular paper label

  • Text: 106
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: black rectangular paper label

  • Text: 94
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Printed in white
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: oval paper label

  • Text: 'ORIENTAL CERAMIC SOCY. EXHIBN / 19…' (printed in black), ’36’ and ‘50’ (after the printed 19) (hand written in black)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed and hand written in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.84-2019
Primary reference Number: 71094
Previous ID: AL.78-1948
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 7 November 2022 Last processed: Monday 7 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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