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Sherd: C.4.7-1919

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

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

Wheel-thrown earthenware bowl fragment with a red body tone, carved and incised through a cream slip under a yellow glaze and enhanced with areas of light and dark brown pigment
Shape: base, part of a tall flaring foot ring, and part of body of a segmental bowl with a wide flange
Interior: on the base, incised through a cream slip, a cup blazon enhanced with dark brown pigment is depicted over a diamond-shaped ground (possibly representing a napkin) coloured with extra slip, with light brown pigment filling in the four lozenge shaped areas surrounding the diamond, all enclosed by a double incised circle, above the undecorated cavetto, the flange bears an interspersed band of calligraphic phrases, the letters enhanced with dark brown pigment and extra cream slip, separated by brown circles enclosed within larger brown rings.
Exterior: beige glaze over a cream slip, undecorated apart from the underside of the flange which bears a band of s-shaped motifs in dark and light brown pigment over a ground of an extra layer of cream slip

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.7 cm
Weight: 501 g
Width: 19.1 cm

Relative size of this object

19.1 cm9.7 cm What does this represent?

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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

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

School or Style

Mamluk

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of slip ( beige) pigment ( light brown and dark brown)
Interior composed of slip ( cream) pigment ( dark and light brown) glaze
Foot Ring Diameter 10 cm
Rim Diameter 25 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Wheel-thrown earthenware bowl fragment with a red body tone, carved and incised through a cream slip under a yellow glaze and enhanced with areas of light and dark brown pigment

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Arabic inscription (undeciphered)

  • Text: العالي... ? (part)
  • Location: Interior flange
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.7-1919
Primary reference Number: 74908
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 4 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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