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Bowl: C.146-1935

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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, green, black, and brown and gilded.
Shape: carinated bowl with a slightly everted, collared neck, sits on a flat base
Interior: the rim is painted with a blue dentillated pattern. On the neck a kufic inscription is outlined in black and surrounded by black scrolling tendrils, all reserved on a blue band. In the centre of the body, a horizontal line of three mounted horsemen with up-stretched arms, wear polychrome robes and ride blue or brown steads with gilded reins. The central horseman holds a string in his right hand that is connected to a blue, red, green and gold balloon comprising a pair of split leaf palmettes, which flank central dotted tear drop cartouche on which a bird is perched. Either side of the balloon two figures are seated, wearing polychrome robes with gilded arm bands. Three red, green and blue quatrefoils are painted around the human figures. Below the horsemen two inversed sphinx are painted either side of a similar balloon to that on the upper section.
Exterior: on the neck, a kufic inscription is outlined in black and reserved on a blue band. On the base a human face forms the centre of a radiating solar design of blue, red and green triangles and lines.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.5 cm
Weight: 394 g
Width: 19.6 cm

Relative size of this object

19.6 cm7.5 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

  • 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

Exterior composed of pigment ( blue, green, red and black) glaze ( white)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue, red, green, black, and brown) gold leaf ( gilding in small areas) glaze ( white)
Rim Diameter 19.6 cm
Base Diameter 8.2 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: kufic inscription is outlined in black and surrounded by black scrolling tendrils, reserved on a blue band

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

Inscription present: kufic inscription is outlined in black and reserved on a blue band

  • 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), '38' hand written in black ink, ‘112’, hand written in pencil (encircled in the top right hand side) and ‘121’ (crossed through on the right hand side)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written directly onto vessel surface

  • Text: 38
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.146-1935
Primary reference Number: 72039
Old number: BP.38
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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