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Sherds: C.18.16A-F-1948

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Six pottery sherds. All of reddish ware with tin glaze and lustre decoration. All have cobalt blue as well, except 'F', which is almost ruby red. 'E' has a very yellow lustre.

Notes

History note: Excavated at Kom el Dik, Alexandria

Legal notes

Exchanged, obtained from Farouk I University

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Exchanged (1948) by Farouk I University, Alexandria, Egypt

Dating

14th Century-15th Century#
1300 - 1499

School or Style

Hispano-Moresque

Components of the work

F Length 10.2 cm Width 10.8 cm
C Length 10.2 cm Width 7.6 cm
B Length 12.1 cm Width 7.6 cm
A Length 14.6 cm Width 6.4 cm
E Length 7.6 cm Width 5.7 cm
D Length 8.6 cm Width 6.7 cm

Materials used in production

Lustre
Pottery
Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Lustred
Tin-glazing

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18.16A-F-1948
Primary reference Number: 72644
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 February 2024 Last processed: Wednesday 14 February 2024

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

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