Skip to main content

Fragment: C.4.25-1964

An image of Fragment

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Buff earthenware, thrown, the exterior glazed turquoise green, and painted in golden-yellow lustre; the interior coated with translucentgreenish glaze. From the side of a hollow vessel. The exterior is decorated with two wide horizontal bands with curving stems and a whirl above (or below).

Notes

History note: Probably found at Fostat (Old Cairo), Egypt; Henry Wallis (1830-1916); his son Harold Wallis, by whom given to Bernard Rackham (1876-1964)

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Bernard Rackham

Measurements and weight

Length: 8.4 cm
Width: 6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1964-03-12) by Rackham, Bernard

Dating

12th Century
Circa 1100 CE - 1200 CE

School or Style

Islamic

Components of the work

Front composed of glaze ( opaque green)
Decoration composed of lustre ( reduced-pigment lustre golden-yellow)
Back composed of glaze ( translucent greyish-green)

Materials used in production

dark buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing
Glazing

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.25-1964
Primary reference Number: 74829
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 6 February 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Fragment" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/74829 Accessed: 2023-02-07 16:32:48

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/74829 |title=Fragment |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-02-07 16:32:48|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-74829

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa6/C_4_25_1964.jpg"
        alt="Fragment"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Fragment</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Fragment

Accession Number: C.45-1982

Fragment

Accession Number: C.44-1982

Fragment

Accession Number: C.46-1982

Fragment

Accession Number: C.47-1982

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...