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Bowl: C.67-2019

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Earthenware coated in a cream slip painted in three colours under a clear glaze

Red earthenware, wheel thrown, on the interior coated in a cream slip, painted in brown, orange, green and cream under a clear, crazed glaze.
Shape: conical bowl on a disc base
Interior: painted on a cream slip, brown triangles hand from the rim. Radiating from a rosette on the base, two groups of stylised flowers are painted, all in brown or green often with cream dots. These flowers are separated by a palmette with incised scrolls or Arabic inscription both in orange, brown and cream dots.
Exterior: cream slip and a thin line of glaze are present on or just below the rim. Remainder is undecorated.

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: 7.3 cm
Weight: 419 g
Width: 19.8 cm

Relative size of this object

19.8 cm7.3 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

  • Samarkand ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

10th Century
Circa 900 CE - 999 CE

School or Style

Samanid
Sari type

Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze ( clear, slightly crazed) slip ( cream) pigment ( slip painted in brown, green, orange and cream)
Exterior Rim composed of glaze ( clear) slip ( cream)
Rim Diameter 19.8 cm
Base Diameter 8.2 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Red earthenware, wheel thrown, on the interior coated in a cream slip, painted in brown, orange, green and cream under a clear, crazed glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: 100
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of disc base)
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: 22
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of disc base)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written directly onto vessel surface

  • Text: 22
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of disc base)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.67-2019
Primary reference Number: 71101
Previous ID: AL.96-1948
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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

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