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Ewer: C.48-1934

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Lead-glazed earthenware ewer of Sassanian form, with green and brown stained glaze. The ewer has an ovoid body, with a neck in the form of a bird's head. There are panels bordered by flowers, with depictions in low relief of an archer on horseback shooting backwards, and a bird perched on a plant.

Notes

History note: Unknown before seller

Legal notes

Bought with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.1 cm
Width: 3.1 cm

Relative size of this object

3.1 cm12.1 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1934) by Brangwyn, Frank

Dating

T’ang Dynasty (618-906)
618 - 906

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazed Bas-relief

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.48-1934
Primary reference Number: 75248
Brangwyn Collection: 5
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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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