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Bowl: C.143-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware, coated in a white glaze painted in polychrome and gilded

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted in blue, red-brown, turquoise, and black and gilded.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with collared neck, sits on a slightly flaring foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted with a blue dentillated pattern. On the neck a blue kufic inscription is surrounded by turquoise leaves and red dots. On the body a mounted horseman wearing a tunic decorated with grey and blue zig zags, a blue hat and carrying a quiver, rides a turquoise stead; features including reins on the horse and belt of the rider are gilded. Below the horse a red-brown dog with blue collar is depicted; around both animals and rider gilded lozenges and red and turquoise dots are painted.
Exterior: on the upper body, contained within two concentric red lines, a black naskhi inscription is painted. Glaze runs over the exterior body, terminating unevenly on the foot ring.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 9 cm
Weight: 435 g
Width: 20.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Central Asia

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1935) by Brangwyn, Frank

Dating

12th Century, Late-13th Century, Early#
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior Neck composed of pigment ( black, red)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue, red-brown, turquoise, and black) glaze ( white)
Exterior Body composed of glaze ( white, runs over the exterior body, terminating unevenly on the foot ring)
Rim Diameter 20.6 cm
Base Diameter 9 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted in blue, red-brown, turquoise, and black and gilded

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: blue kufic inscription is surrounded by turquoise leaves and red dots

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

Inscription present: painted in black between two red lines

  • Location: Exterior neck
  • Method of creation: Hand painted
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edge around bottom and right hand edge

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '44' hand written in black ink, ‘118’ (crossed through on the right hand side) and '110' (encircled on the right hand side)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.143-1935
Primary reference Number: 71993
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.44
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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