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Pottery: Unknown




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).


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


12th Century
Circa 1100 CE - 1200 CE

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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


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.25-1964
Primary reference Number: 74829
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 6 February 2018 Last processed: Monday 26 February 2024

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

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