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Tile: C.442-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware with white glaze painted in lustre

Buff fritware, mould made, covered with a white glaze painted in brown lustre. Star shaped.
Decorated surface: painted in reserve against a lustred background a seated figure wearing a gown, decorated with groups of three dots, and a headdress is depicted against a background of coiling vines. On the edge of the tile, an area left undecorated in lustre forms a white contour line, that echoes its’ star shape. Glaze and lustre runs over the tile edges.
Reverse surface: undecorated

Notes

History note: Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950); Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead

Legal notes

H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.5 cm
Length: 11.5 cm
Weight: 240 g
Width: 13.5 cm

Relative size of this object

13.5 cm1.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Late 12th or early 13th century
Circa 1175 CE - 1225 CE

School or Style

Seljuk
Monumental style

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decorated Surface composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white)

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff fritware, mould made, covered with a white glaze painted in brown lustre

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.442-1991
Primary reference Number: 75118
Packing number: ISCER 632
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 10 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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