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Bowl: C.68-2019

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware coated in a white slip painted in green and brown under a colourless glaze

Pinkish earthenware, coated in a cream slip painted in green and brown under a colourless glaze
Shape: conical bowl with a plain rim, on a disc base
Interior: coated in a cream slip with brown scalloped line hanging from the rim above a green concentric band. The body is divided into three segments in which a triangle, filled with a scroll and dots, is painted in brown. All covered in a colourless glaze
Exterior: the upper body is coated unevenly with cream slip.


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: 5.8 cm
Weight: 251 g
Width: 16 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


10th/11th Century
Circa 900 - Circa 1099

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze ( colourless) slip ( cream) pigment ( green and brown, probably applied in a slip)
Rim Diameter 16 cm
Base Diameter 6.6 cm
Exterior Upper Body

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinkish earthenware, coated in a cream slip painted in green and brown under a colourless glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: 102
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.68-2019
Primary reference Number: 71102
Previous ID: AL.97-1948
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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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