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Sherd: C.4.11-1919

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Earthenware fragment, incised through a cream slip under a thin yellow glaze

Wheel-thrown earthenware bowl fragment with a red body tone, incised through a cream slip under a yellow glaze
Shape: base, upper part of foot ring and part of rounded lower body of a vessel
Interior: yellow glaze over a cream slip, on the base two fish with incised curving mouths, gills, fins, stippled marks on the bodies, curling forked tails and hatched furry-looking outlines swim around each other, their bodies enhanced with an extra layer of slip creating a relief effect and a paler tone under the glaze, around them part of a scalloped decorative band encircles the base
Exterior: yellow glaze coating applied over a cream slip, undecorated

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 5 cm
Weight: 255 g
Width: 15.3 cm

Relative size of this object

15.3 cm5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Egypt ⪼ Egypt

Find spot

  • Fustat, Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1919) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Late 13th - 14th century
Circa 1250 CE - Circa 1399 CE

School or Style

Mamluk

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of slip ( cream) glaze ( yellow) Interior composed of slip ( cream) glaze ( yellow) Foot Ring Diameter 6.2 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Wheel-thrown earthenware bowl fragment with a red body tone, incised through a cream slip under a yellow glaze

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.11-1919
Primary reference Number: 74796
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 7 October 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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