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Funerary jar: C.46 & A-1932

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Stoneware ovoid funerary jar and lid with a thin light greyish green crackled glaze, with some brownish green patches. The top half has three horizontal bulges around the body with incised diagonal lines, while the bottom half has incised lotus leaves. Five short vertical spouts for incense sticks. The side of the jar is everted at base.
Unglazed, slightly recessed, base. Reddish brown in colour. Some kiln sand adhering. Unglazed lip.
Dome shaped lid with taller dome shaped knob with hole in centre. Underside is glazed, and slightly reddish brown.

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Given by Dr W. M. Tapp

Measurements and weight

Height: 27.5 cm
Width: 14 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1905-04-15) by Tapp, W. M., Dr

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Materials used in production

Celadon glaze Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Unglazed Glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.46 & A-1932
Primary reference Number: 75173
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 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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