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Sherd: C.4.3-1919

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

Earthenware fragment, incised and carved through a cream slip under a thin yellow glaze and enhanced with areas of dark and light brown pigment

Wheel-thrown earthenware bowl fragment with a red body tone, incised through a cream slip under a yellow glaze and enhanced with areas of dark and light brown pigment
Shape: base, straight foot ring and small part of lower body of a vessel
Interior: over a cream slip, an incised circle around the base encloses a blazon design of a pair of polo sticks with a ball below the foot of each stick, the sticks and balls enhanced with a thicker layer of slip creating a relief effect and paler tone under the glaze, the ground between the sticks enhanced with a light brown pigment, and around them, with dark brown, the whole covered in a layer of yellow glaze
Exterior: thin layer of yellow glaze over an unevenly applied cream slip allowing areas of darker body fabric to show through, the underside of the foot ring unslipped and unglazed

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.9 cm
Weight: 158 g
Width: 10.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Egypt ⪼ egypt

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

13th Century, Late-14th Century
Circa 1250 CE - Circa 1399 CE

School or Style

Mamluk

Components of the work

Interior composed of slip ( cream) pigment ( light and dark brown) glaze ( yellow)
Exterior Body composed of slip ( cream) glaze ( yellow)
Foot Ring Diameter 6.3 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 and enhanced with areas of dark and light brown pigment

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.3-1919
Primary reference Number: 74842
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 4 July 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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