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Bowl: C.144-1935

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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 six colours and gilded

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted with blue, black, red, green, yellow, purple and flesh tones and gilded.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with collared neck, sits on a low foot ring
Interior: the rim is painted with a blue dentilated pattern. On the neck and around the edge of the roundel, a kufic inscription is outlined in black and reserved in blue. On the body pairs of opposed, gesticulating male figures wear blue, purple or green patterned robes with gilding and red, purple or blue hats. Green tear-drop cartouche adorned with blue or red circles separate the pairs of figures. On the base, a mounted horseman, dressed in purple robes, rides a blue dappled horse and supports two hawks.
Exterior: the rim is painted blue, on the neck a naskh inscription is painted in black. Glaze covers the exterior surface evenly except the underside of the foot ring.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8 cm
Weight: 336 g
Width: 18.8 cm

Relative size of this object

18.8 cm8 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ central Asia

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 12th or early 13th century
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue, black, red, green, yellow, purple and flesh tones) gold leaf ( gilding on small areas of clothing of figures depicted) glaze ( white)
Exterior Upper Body composed of pigment ( blue, black)
Exterior composed of glaze ( white, covers the exterior surface evenly except the underside of the foot ring)
Rim Diameter 18.8 cm
Base Diameter 6.8 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted with blue, black, red, green, yellow, purple and flesh tones and gilded

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: outlined in black and reserved in blue

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

Inscription present: painted in black

  • 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), '20' hand written in black ink, ‘111’, hand written in pencil (encircled in the top right hand corner) and ‘119’ (crossed through on the right hand side)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: hand written directly onto the object surface

  • Text: 20, 326
  • Location: Exterior foot ring, exterior body
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.144-1935
Primary reference Number: 72009
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.20
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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