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Jug: C.85-2019

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, coated in a black slip and carved under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in carved black slip on the exterior and covered on almost the entire surface with a turquoise glaze
Shape: inverted pear shaped body with a short, cylindrical neck, sitting on a low foot ring. A rolled strap handle is applied to the neck and body.
Exterior: all decoration is carved through black slip. On the neck a frieze of vertical lines is enclosed above and below by concentric lines. On the body long, narrow black rectangles, with a central carved line terminating in a circle, radiate from the base to the neck. The handle is coated unevenly with black slip. Glaze covers the whole surface, except for the rim of the foot ring, it covers the foot ring unevenly.
Interior: coated with a turquoise glaze, otherwise undecorated.


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: 12.8 cm
Weight: 446 g
Width: 15.1 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


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

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Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of slip ( black) glaze ( turquoise, covering the foot ring unevenly)
Interior composed of glaze ( turquoise)
Base Diameter 6.8 cm
Rim Diameter 8.6 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in carved black slip on the exterior and covered on almost the entire surface with a turquoise glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.85-2019
Primary reference Number: 71098
Previous ID: AL.82-1948
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 February 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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