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Bowl: C.22-1934

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Current Location: Gallery 33


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Fritware painted in black under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in black under a crazed, turquoise glaze
Shape: bi-conical bowl on a narrow, high foot ring
Interior: on the rim a concentric band, on the body a band of cursive script is painted on a dotted, crossed background. In the roundel a filler pattern is visible but the remainder obscured by sherds, which have fallen in the bowl from another vessel, during firing.
Exterior: at a mid point on the body a thin black line is painted. Glaze runs over the surface, pooling at the carination, the remainder is coated with a thinner glaze.

Legal notes

Given by The Friends of The Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 9 cm
Weight: 345 g
Width: 19.5 cm

Relative size of this object

19.5 cm9 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Raqqa ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


First half of 13th century
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1250 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise) Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black) Exterior composed of glaze ( runs over the surface, pooling at the carination, the remainder is coated with a thinner glaze) Rim Diameter 19.5 cm
Base Diameter 7 cm

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Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in black under a crazed, turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated upper edge

  • Text: ‘LENT BY / No’ (printed), ‘71’ (hand written in black)
  • Location: Exterior foot ring
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.22-1934
Primary reference Number: 73249
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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