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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

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: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/71101 Accessed: 2024-04-22 23:45:20

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