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Tile: C.443-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware covered with white glaze painted with lustre

Pinkish fritware, mould made, covered with a white crazed 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 holding a vessel in his right hand. Coiling vines and leaves decorate the background. The edge of the tile is highlighted by a white contour line, an area left undecorated in lustre, which echoes the star shape of the tile. Glaze and lustre runs over the tile edges.
Reverse surface: Two deep gouges in the surface probably created during the manufacturing process.

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: 1.2 cm
Length: 13.5 cm
Weight: 213 g
Width: 12.9 cm

Relative size of this object

13.5 cm1.2 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, crazed)

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.443-1991
Primary reference Number: 75120
Packing number: ISCER 626
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 10 November 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 26 October 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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